MONTREAL, 29 June 2013. CAE won roughly $100 million (Canadian) in military contracts from customers in more than 15 countries, including: a contract to design and manufacture a CAE 3000 Series AW139 full-flight simulator for Coptersafety, a foreign military sale contract from the U.S. Navy to provide KC-130R aircrew and maintenance training services to the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, and a contract from Havelsan to provide the CAE Medallion-6000 image generator for T-129 attack helicopter full-mission simulators.
"We are focused on a diverse pipeline of opportunities in both the established and emerging markets and I am pleased we are winning new programs in the Asia-Pacific region involving countries such as Japan, Korea, Singapore, India, and others," explains Gene Colabatistto, group president, military products, training and services, CAE.
CAE signed a contract with Coptersafety to design and manufacture a CAE 3000 Series AW139 helicopter full-flight simulator (FFS). The CAE 3000 Series AW139 FFS, to be jointly developed by CAE and AgustaWestland, will be delivered in late 2014 to the Finnair Flight Academy near Helsinki International Airport in Finland. Coptersafety will operate the simulator in cooperation with the Finnair Flight Academy.
U.S. Navy/Japan Maritime Self Defense Force
The U.S. Navy selected CAE USA to provide the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) with KC-130R aircrew and maintenance training services, including academic and live flight training to pilot, flight engineer, navigator, loadmaster, and maintenance personnel. Academic training will be conducted at CAE's C-130 Tampa Training Center in Tampa, Fla. Live flight training on the Japanese KC-130R aircraft will take place at various locations within the U.S. with follow-on training services to be provided in Japan.
Officials at Havelsan, a simulation and training company in Turkey, selected CAE to provide the CAE Medallion-6000 image generator for one T-129 helicopter full-mission simulator and one T-129 helicopter partial-mission simulator that Havelsan is developing for the Turkish Army. Each T-129 mission simulator includes two cockpits to replicate the pilot and gunner stations in the T-129 attack helicopter. Each cockpit will be equipped with a high-fidelity visual system featuring the CAE Medallion-6000 image generator producing out-the-window visuals on a 13-channel, direct-projection dome display.
The CAE Medallion-6000 image generator also will be used on a T-129 Advanced Weapons and Tactics Trainer (AWTT), which will have a three-channel visual display system. Havelsan will also be adopting the CAE-developed Common Database (CDB) architecture as part of the T-129 simulators to enhance the ability to correlate and rapidly update databases to support training and mission-rehearsal requirements. Havelsan has previously worked with CAE to establish a database-generation system based on the CDB for the Turkish Air Force's F-16, T-38, and KT-1T training devices.