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CAE wins more than $140 million in military contracts

Jan. 20, 2011, Montreal - CAE today announced it has been awarded a series of military contracts for the defence forces of more than 12 countries valued at more than C$140 million.


January 20, 2011
By Carey Fredericks


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Among the contracts are: the design and manufacture of a C-130J weapon
systems trainer and other training devices for Lockheed Martin; a
contract from Boeing Training Systems and Services to build two M-346
full-mission simulators; an agreement with IGTEC to design and
manufacture a C-130H full-mission simulator; a contract from Airbus
Military to develop A400M maintenance trainers; a contract from Boeing
to provide CAE's magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) system for the Indian
Navy's P-8I Poseidon aircraft; and a contract from the United Kingdom
Ministry of Defence to continue providing training support services for
Royal Navy helicopter training systems.

"We are continuing to see opportunities and solid order activity around
the world for CAE's comprehensive suite of military simulation products
and services," said Martin Gagne, CAE's Group President, Military
Products, Training and Services. "We have made it a strategic priority
to position the company on key military aircraft that have a long life
ahead, such as the C-130, M-346, A400M and P-8."

Lockheed Martin

CAE has been awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin to design and
manufacture a suite of C-130J transport aircraft training devices . CAE
will be providing a C-130J weapon systems trainer used for aircrew
training, a C-130J fuselage trainer (FuT) for training loadmasters and a
C-130J loadmaster part-task trainer used to train loadmasters on the
computer-controlled cargo handling system.

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Boeing Training Systems and Services

CAE was recently awarded a contract by Boeing Training Systems and
Services to design and manufacture two M-346 advanced lead-in fighter
trainer full-mission simulators as part of the M-346 ground-based
training system for an international customer. The two M-346
full-mission simulators developed by CAE will be delivered in 2012 and
will feature a cockpit configuration to train the pilot and weapon
systems officer (WSO), as well as the capability to network the
simulators for joint training. Boeing's Constant Resolution Visual
System (CRVS) will be powered by CAE Medallion-6000 image generators
running databases based on the CAE-developed Common Database (CDB)
standard.

IGTEC

CAE has signed an agreement with IGTEC, a Malaysia-based aerospace
technology company, to design and manufacture a C-130H full-mission
simulator. IGTEC will be establishing a regional simulation centre near
the Subang International Airport in Malaysia to support training for
regional operators of the C-130 Hercules aircraft. CAE will deliver the
C-130H simulator to the new training centre at the end of 2012.

Airbus Military

CAE was recently awarded a contract by Airbus Military to design and
manufacture an A400M cockpit maintenance operation simulator (CMOS) to
support maintenance technician training for the new A400M versatile
airlifter. The A400M CMOS will be based on CAE Simfinity(TM) virtual
maintenance trainer (VMT) technology and will be delivered to the Airbus
Military training centre in Seville, Spain in 2012. The training device
will feature virtual displays of the A400M aircraft, cockpit and
maintenance accessible areas to provide familiarization, troubleshooting
and procedural training for maintenance technicians. The base contract
includes options for CAE to develop additional A400M CMOS devices as
well as other A400M training systems for maintenance technicians.

Boeing Company and Indian Navy

CAE has been awarded a subcontract by The Boeing Company to provide
CAE's AN/ASQ-508A Advanced Integrated Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD)
System for eight P-8I Poseidon aircraft to be operated by the Indian
Navy. The P-8I aircraft is a new long-range anti-submarine warfare,
anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
platform based on the Boeing Next-Generation 737 airplane. CAE's
AN/ASQ-508A MAD system, which is one of the most advanced MAD system in
the market, will be integrated with the P-8I's mission system and will
be used operationally during anti-submarine warfare missions.

CAE's MAD system is being delivered and is widely used on maritime
patrol aircraft for a range of global defence forces, including the
Turkish Navy's CN235 and ATR72, Canada's CP-140 Aurora, South Korea's
P-3 Orion, Brazil's P-3BR, Chile's C-295 and the Japanese Defence
Agency's indigenously developed XP-1 maritime patrol aircraft. The MAD
system provides the capability to detect, locate, and confirm subsurface
targets by identifying magnetic variations or anomalies, such as those
caused by a submarine, in the Earth's magnetic field.

Royal Navy

The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded CAE UK plc a five-year contract
to continue providing training support services for the Royal Navy's
Lynx helicopter training systems at Royal Navy Air Station (RNAS)
Yeovilton as well as the Sea King Mk6 training systems at RNAS Culdrose.
CAE will provide on-site contractor logistics support services such as
simulator maintenance, preventative maintenance and other support
services. In addition, as aircraft modifications are introduced, CAE
will provide post design services to update the Lynx Mk8 training
devices to replicate the 'as flown' configuration of the operational
helicopters.


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