CAE awarded military contracts
Flight sim firm ramps up defense business valued at more than CAD$75 million
CAE today announced a series of military contracts awarded over the past two months valued at more than C$75 million. Included in this total are a number of defence and professional services contracts to support military and homeland security programs in Canada and the United Kingdom as well as a range of other military products and services contracts.
“Growth in our defence and professional services segment continues to be an area of strategic importance for CAE, and we continue to see opportunities for extending the use of modelling and simulation to analysis, training and operational systems,” said Martin Gagné, CAE’s Group President, Military Simulation Products, Training and Services. “Our acquisition of xwave’s Defence, Security, and Aerospace business earlier this year has brought CAE a range of new capabilities in areas such as electronic warfare and tactical mission training, which we are now beginning to harness.”
Among those deals, Lockheed Martin has awarded CAE a contract to provide ground-based tactical mission training solutions for the UK military, as part of its Flying Training System (MFTS) program. CAE will provide tactical mission trainers to be used for training rear crews and observers in aircraft platforms such as the Nimrod maritime reconnaissance aircraft and Merlin maritime helicopter. CAE’s tactical mission trainers feature realistic tactical displays and high-fidelity sensor and subsystem simulations, including electronic support measures, radar warning receiver, and missile approach warning system.
In addition, the Canadian Advanced Synthetic Environment (CASE) project for Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) awarded CAE the Synthetic Environment Simulation Services standing offer prime contract. Under this contract, CAE and several Canadian-based partner companies will support the implementation and operation of simulation-based synthetic environments at various DND establishments. In addition, CAE will explore next-generation simulation technologies to support synthetic environment experiments, mission rehearsals, training exercises and research and development.
Finally, CAE will support Thales Canada’s Land Command Support System (LCSS) for Canada’s DND. Under this five-year program, CAE will provide systems engineering services to Thales in support of the Canadian Army’s electronic warfare systems currently in operation.