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CAE Books $94M in Training Systems Orders from Defense, Security Clients; Gene Colabatistto Comments

Gene Colabatistto
Gene Colabatistto

CAE Inc. has won more than $93.8 million in combined simulation and training services orders from customers including the Brunei Ministry of Home Affairs and the U.S. Air Force.

Under the orders, CAE will develop training courses and simulation software technologies for Brunei and help the Air Force upgrade C-130 simulators under a 10-year contract booked during the third quarter of company’s 2014 fiscal year, CAE said Tuesday.

Gene Colabatistto, CAE group president for defense and security, said the simulation training system is intended to help customers plan and prepare for emergencies.

The CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Center will work to form an emergency and crisis management center for the Brunei Ministry of Home Affairs and the Brunei National Disaster Management Center.

“This represents a major milestone in our strategy to leverage CAE’s core capabilities beyond traditional defence in order to access more avenues for growth, ” Colabaistto added.

“A simulation-based synthetic environment is ideal for planning, preparing and training for any kind of event, particularly emergencies that require significant coordination and response from multiple government and civilian agencies.”

The contract contains options to extend the training program for up to 25 years.

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