CAE, January 08, 2014 - Montreal, Canada - CAE today announced that it has won contracts valued at more than C$110 million, not including options, to provide a range of training systems and services for defence customers. The contracts, which add to CAE's third quarter fiscal year 2014 order intake, include a new program to provide Beechcraft T-44C aircrew training for the United States Navy, a foreign military sale contract to provide an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter simulator for the Royal Danish Navy, and a contract from Beechcraft to provide a T-6C ground-based training system (GBTS) for the Mexican Air Force.
CAE was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to develop an MH-60R mission operational flight trainer (MOFT) for the Royal Danish Navy under the United States foreign military sale (FMS) program. CAE USA will be the prime contractor responsible for the design and manufacture of an MH-60R MOFT that will be delivered in 2016 to Karup Air Base in Denmark.
The MH-60R MOFT is a full-motion simulator with crew positions for the pilot, tactics officer, and sensor operator. The MH-60R MOFT will also include an onboard flight instructor station, as well as off-board stations for the tactics instructor, debriefing, and database development. The simulator will feature the CAE Medallion-6000 image generator and common database (CDB) architecture.
The Royal Danish Navy selected the U.S. Navy's MH-60R Seahawk helicopter in late 2012 as their new naval helicopter for search and rescue and anti-surface warfare operations, including defending Danish interests in the North Atlantic, executing anti-piracy operations, and conducting other missions during international deployments. Denmark is the second foreign military sale customer for the U.S. Navy's MH-60R helicopter, following Australia's selection of the MH-60R. The U.S. Navy is supported by Team Seahawk, which consists of MH-60R airframe manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft, mission systems integrator Lockheed Martin, engine manufacturer GE, sensor supplier Raytheon Corp., and training supplier CAE.
CAE is a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence. The company employs approximately 8,000 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in approximately 30 countries. CAE offers civil aviation, military and helicopter training services in more than 50 locations worldwide and trains approximately 100,000 crew members yearly. In addition, the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy offers training to aspiring pilot cadets in 10 CAE-operated flight schools. CAE's business is diversified, ranging from the sale of simulation products to providing comprehensive services such as training and aviation services, integrated enterprise solutions, in-service support and crew sourcing. The company applies simulation expertise and operational experience to help customers enhance safety, improve efficiency, maintain readiness and solve challenging problems. CAE is now leveraging its simulation capabilities in new markets such as healthcare and mining.