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CAE wins new defense contracts

September 29, 2010  By Carey Fredericks

Sept. 29, 2010, Montreal - CAE today announced it has won defence contracts valued at more than C$75 million. Contracts include upgrading visual and display systems at the German Army Aviation School, renewing a long-term CF-18 systems engineering services agreement for the Canadian Forces, upgrading C-130J simulators for the U.K. Royal Air Force and upgrading a C-130H simulator for an undisclosed North African defence customer.

"CAE's commitment to customers goes beyond the initial sale of training
systems by providing support solutions throughout their program
lifecycles. With these contracts we will be addressing our customers'
needs for updates and upgrades to existing systems as well as renewing a
long-term services agreement," said Martin Gagne, CAE's Group
President, Military Products, Training and Services. "Our ability to
serve our customers with a comprehensive portfolio of products and
services is especially important as defence forces look to increase and
extend their use of simulation-based training to contend with tightening
budgets and operational demands."

German Army Aviation School

Germany's procurement office BWB (Bundesamt fur Wehrtechnik und
Beschaffung) has awarded CAE Germany a contract to upgrade the image
generator and visual display systems on the 12 CAE-built helicopter
simulators located at the Hans E. Drebing simulator centre of the German
Army Aviation School in Bueckeburg. The CAE Medallion-6000 image
generator will be used as part of the overall upgrade of the visual
systems on the helicopter simulators. The state-of-the-art training
facility includes two UH-1D, two CH-53, and eight EC135 helicopter
simulators that are used to deliver initial and advanced pilot training
to the German Armed Forces.

L-3 Communications


CAE has been awarded a one-year contract renewal by L-3 Communications
MAS (Canada) Inc., a subsidiary of L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL), for
CAE to continue providing avionics software upgrades, integrated
logistics support and data management services for the Canadian Forces
CF-18 aircraft. L-3 MAS has been prime contractor on the CF-18 service
and support program since 1986 and CAE has been performing systems
engineering support services for the CF-18 fleet for more than twenty

Lockheed Martin

Under subcontract to Lockheed Martin, CAE will perform a range of
upgrades on C-130J training devices used by the Royal Air Force at RAF
Lyneham. CAE will upgrade the host computer systems, digital
communications systems, aural cue, and instructor operator stations on
two C-130J full-mission simulators delivered to the RAF more than 10
years ago. CAE will also perform some upgrades on a fixed-based C-130J
flight training device.

Undisclosed customer

CAE has been awarded a contract to perform a major upgrade on a C-130H
full-mission simulator located at a North African military base. CAE
will upgrade the host computer system, motion and control loading
systems, and instructor operator station. In addition, CAE will upgrade
the visual and display system, including the installation of a CAE
Medallion-6000 image generator. Over the past two decades, CAE has
developed and delivered more training systems and services for the C-130
than any company.


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