CAE lands $115-million defence contract

Contracts include training, design and manufacture for both Canada and the US

September 23, 2014
by PurchasingB2B Staff

The MQ-9 Reaper, remotely piloted aircraft. CAE will continue providing MQ-1 Predator/MQ-9 Reaper aircrew training to the United States Air Force.

MONTREAL—CAE has won a series of contracts valued at approximately $115 million to provide a range of training systems and services for global defence and security customers. These include contracts to continue providing MQ-1 Predator/MQ-9 Reaper aircrew training to the United States Air Force (USAF), a contract to update the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CP-140 simulator, and a contract to design and manufacture a UH-72A flight training device for the USArmy.

USAF MQ-1 Predator/MQ-9 Reaper
The United States Air Force (USAF) has exercised the contract option for the second year of CAE USA providing MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) aircrew training services and courseware development. CAE USA will continue providing classroom, simulator and live flying instruction for more than 1,500 pilots and sensor operators.

RCAF CP-140 Aurora
CAE was awarded a contract from the Government of Canada to perform a major visual system update on the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CP-140 full-flight simulator (FFS). The comprehensive visual solution will include the latest generation CAE Medallion-6000 image generator and new display system to deliver superior image quality. In addition, CAE will be implementing the Common Database (CDB) architecture capability on the CP-140 FFS to significantly enhance the RCAF’s ability to correlate, re-use, and rapidly update databases to support training and mission rehearsal requirements.

U.S. Army UH-72A Lakota
CAE was awarded a contract by Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. to manufacture a new UH-72A Lakota Synthetic Flight Training System (SFTS). This UH-72A SFTS, the second CAE is currently building for the U.S. Army, will be delivered to Ft. Rucker, Alabama during the summer of 2015. These devices will support rotary wing pilot training at the U.S. Army’s Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE). CAE is nearing completion of the first UH-72A SFTS for USAACE at Ft. Rucker.