CAE Awarded $125M for Contracts with Global Defense Clients; Gene Colabatistto Comments

Gene Colabatistto
Gene Colabatistto

CAE Inc. has been awarded more than $125 million in combined contracts with the U.S. Navy and customers from Poland, Germany and Malaysia to provide training technologies.

CAE will supply four P-8A simulators to Boeing for the U.S. Navy, an SW4 helicopter simulator to the Polish Air Force, training support services to the German Air Force and maintenance services for PWN’s AW139 simulator, CAE said Thursday.

The company will collaborate with companies in Poland to design and build the SW-4 training system, which is scheduled for delivery in 2016.

Gene Colabatistto, group president of defense and security at CAE, said the company intends for the SW4 helicopter simulator to address future requirements.

“Poland is a growth market in Europe with a range of opportunities for simulation-based solutions,” Colabatissto said.

CAE will also develop flight simulators for aircraft that include the Tornado, C-160 Transall, P-3C Orion, Mk-41 Sea King and the German military’s pilot selection system for a customer there.

Subang, Malaysia-based PWN, an authorized synthetic training center for AgustaWestland, has selected CAE to help maintain AW139 full-flight simulator for the next decade.

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