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CAE wins training contracts with Airbus DS and Babcock France

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World Defense & Security Industry News - CAE Defense
 
 
CAE wins training contracts with Airbus DS and Babcock France
 
CAE yesterday, Jan. 17 2017, announced that it has won defence contracts on a range of customer platforms valued at more than US$134 million to provide new simulation products, simulator upgrades and training support services for global military customers, including Babcock France and Airbus Defence and Space.
     
CAE wins training contracts with Airbus DS and Babcock France 640 001CAE will deliver a new C295 FFS for Airbus DS' training center in Seville
(Credit: Airbus DS)
     
Key contracts awarded during the third quarter of CAE's fiscal year 2017 include Babcock France to support pilot training for the French Air Force; Airbus Defence & Space ordering a new C295 full-flight simulator for its training centre in Seville, Spain, and continuing simulator upgrades as well as training support services on the MH-60 Seahawk for both the United States Navy and Royal Australian Navy.

"The contract with Babcock France is a strategic win in Europe that will provide the French Air Force with a modernised training solution for future fighter pilots," said Gene Colabatistto, CAE's Group President, Defence & Security.

Following a competitive bid process, the France’s Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) has awarded Babcock France with the FOMEDEC contract to provide and maintain a training platform and related services for the French Air Force (Armée de l'Air).

This 11-year contract will provide new training aircraft (Pilatus PC 21), related simulators (CAE) and modernised training facilities for the training of fighter jet crews to be performed by the Air Force itself at the Cognac Air Base. The first aircraft will be delivered in March 2018.

"We have been Airbus' long-time training partner on the C295 program and are pleased we will continue to support the training required on this platform, which now will also include the Royal Canadian Air Force following Canada's selection of the C295 for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue program. Global militaries and original equipment manufacturers continue to recognize CAE's expertise and experience as a training systems integrator on enduring platforms, and this continues to provide us a healthy pipeline of opportunities around the world."