Multiple military flight simulation contracts won by CAE

MONTREAL, 22 Jan. 2011. CAE won a series of military contracts for the military aircraft simulation programs. 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 England's Ministry of Defense to continue providing training support services for Royal Navy helicopter training systems.

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MONTREAL, 22 Jan. 2011. CAE won a series of military contracts for the military aircraft simulation programs. 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 England's Ministry of Defense to continue providing training support services for Royal Navy helicopter flight 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," says 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."
For Lockheed Martin CAE is 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.
Boeing Training Systems and Services ordered two M-346 advanced lead-in fighter trainer full-mission simulators as part of the M-346 ground-based training system for an international user. 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.
CAE's agreement with IGTEC, a Malaysia-based aerospace technology company, calls for design and manufacture of a C-130H full-mission simulator. IGTEC will be establishing a regional simulation center 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 center at the end of 2012.
Airbus Military selected CAE 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 virtual maintenance trainer (VMT) technology and will be delivered to the Airbus Military training center 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 and the Indian navy awarded CAE a subcontract to provide its 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, will be integrated with the P-8I's mission system and will be used operationally during anti-submarine warfare missions.
England's Ministry of Defence 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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