CAE to upgrade British Puma simulator and training services

CAE to upgrade British Puma simulator and training services

18-Jun-2010 Source: CAE

CAE today announced it has won several recent military contracts valued at more than C$100 million, including a contract to perform a major upgrade to the Puma helicopter training program at CAE’s Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF) in the United Kingdom as well as a contract to build a new C-130H simulator for an undisclosed customer.

“We are continuing to see excellent opportunities for CAE’s extensive portfolio of products and services as militaries extend their use of modelling and simulation to support analysis, training and operations,” said Martin Gagne, CAE’s Group President, Military Products, Training and Services. “We are pleased that the UK MoD has chosen to further invest in MSHATF to provide a significant enhancement to RAF Puma aircrew training. Our long term partnership with the MoD helps us to continue adapting our training services to ensure RAF aircrews experience contemporary training relevant to current operations.”

The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (UK MoD) has awarded CAE a contract to perform a major upgrade on the Puma helicopter simulator located at CAE’s MSHATF at Royal Air Force (RAF) Base Benson.

The UK MoD is upgrading 28 helicopters as part of the Puma life extension program. The RAF’s fleet of Puma helicopters will be upgraded with new and more powerful engines, new flight control equipment and modern cockpit and communications technologies. CAE will upgrade the Puma simulator and related training services at MSHATF to ensure concurrency with the new Puma helicopter.

CAE is a world leader in providing simulation and modelling technologies and integrated training solutions for the civil aviation industry and defence forces around the globe. With annual revenues exceeding C$1.5 billion, CAE employs more than 7,000 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in more than 20 countries. We have the largest installed base of civil and military full-flight simulators and training devices. Through our global network of 29 civil aviation and military training centres, we train more than 75,000 crewmembers yearly. We also offer modelling and simulation software to various market segments and, through CAE’s professional services division, we assist customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs. .

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