CAE wins con­tracts from Kuwait Air Force

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CAE has an­nounced that it has won a se­ries of mil­i­tary con­tracts val­ued at ap­prox­i­mately C$200 mil­lion, the ma­jor­ity of which in­volves long-term, re­cur­ring train­ing ser­vices. They in­clude a con­tract from the United States Navy to de­velop a KC-130J full-mis­sion sim­u­la­tor for the Kuwait Air Force un­der a for­eign mil­i­tary sales (FMS) pro­gramme and the United States Air Force ex­er­cis­ing the op­tion for the third-year of KC-135 tanker air­crew train­ing ser­vices in ad­di­tion to con­tract mod­i­fi­ca­tions to per­form a range of KC-135 sim­u­la­tor up­grades. CAE has also signed long-term train­ing ser­vices con­tracts with an Asian mil­i­tary cus­tomer.

“We are pleased to wel­come the Kuwait Air Force to the long list of cus­tomers who have se­lected CAE as their provider of C-130 train­ing sys­tems and ser­vices,” said Gene Co­la­batistto, Group Pres­i­dent, Mil­i­tary Prod­ucts, Train­ing and Ser­vices, CAE. “The Mid­dle East and Asia are mar­kets that are in­creas­ingly of­fer­ing a solid pipe­line of op­por­tu­ni­ties, and we are see­ing some good po­ten­tial for up­grade busi­ness as de­fence forces look to lever­age sim­u­la­tion-based train­ing for more of their train­ing re­quire­ments. Global mil­i­taries con­tinue to be­lieve in the funda- men­tal value of sim­u­la­tion-based train­ing, and CAE is well-po­si­tioned around the world to de­liver a range of so­lu­tions de­signed to en­hance ef­fi­ciency and save money while help­ing to main­tain readi­ness.”

CAE has won a United States Navy con­tract to de­sign and man­u­fac­ture a KC-130J full-mis­sion sim­u­la­tor for the Kuwait Air Force. The con­tract was awarded to CAE USA un­der the United States FMS pro­gramme. Un­der terms of the con­tract, CAE USA will de­sign and man­u­fac­ture a KC-130J full-mis­sion sim­u­la­tor that will be de­liv­ered in 2015 to Al Mubarak Air Base near Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

The sim­u­la­tor will fea­ture the CAE true elec­tric mo­tion sys­tem, CAE Medal­lion-6000 im­age gen­er­a­tor, and com­mon data­base (CDB) ar­chi­tec­ture, which en­ables real-time mis­sion train­ing and re­hearsal ca­pa­bil­i­ties. The KC-130J full-mis­sion sim­u­la­tor will be cer­ti­fied by the Euro­pean Avi­a­tion Safety Agency (EASA) to Level D, the high­est qual­i­fi­ca­tion for flight sim­u­la­tors.

“This KC-130J full-mis­sion sim­u­la­tor will sup­port ini­tial, re­cur­rent and mis­sion train­ing in-coun­try for Kuwaiti KC-130J air­crews, and im­por­tantly, en­able the Kuwait Air Force to fo­cus their fleet of KC-130J air­craft on op­er­a­tional re­quire­ments,” said John Lenyo, Pres­i­dent and Gen­eral Man­ager, CAE USA.

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