Gene Colabatistto: CAE to Integrate Training Systems for US, Canadian Forces

Gene Colabatistto
Gene Colabatistto

CAE (NYSE: CAE) has won $103.8 million in contracts from three branches of the U.S. and Canadian armed forces to provide training systems and other related services.

The company said Tuesday the contracts include aircrew training work for the U.S. Air Force, design and manufacture of a flight training device for the U.S. Army and a training simulator update for Canada’s air force.

Gene Colabatistto, CAE group president for defense and security at CAE, said the company will work to integrate training systems for defense and security clients out of training centers and with simulation products.

Under the first contract, CAE will extend its support for training and courseware development on the U.S. Air Force’s MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft.

Training will occur at the Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, March Air Reserve Base in California and Hancock Air National Guard Base in New York.

The company said it will also help Airbus‘ defense and space business segment build a second UH-72A Lakota Synthetic Flight Training System for the U.S. Army, which fields that system with CAE’s Common Database.

The UH-72A SFTS is a flight simulator used to train rotary-wing pilots at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence in Fort Rucker, Alabama.

CAE will also update the visual system of the CP-140 full-flight simulator used by Canada’s air force, including the latest CAE Medallion-6000 image generator.

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