CAE wins military contracts valued at more than $70 million

CAE wins military contracts valued at more than $70 million 
- Two MH-60R Seahawk helicopter simulators for Royal Australian Navy  
- King Air 350 simulator services for Royal Australian Air Force  
- C-130 training for Royal New Zealand Air Force 
ORLANDO, USA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/04/12 -- (NYSE:CAE)(TSX:CAE) -
Today at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and
Education Conference (I/ITSEC), CAE announced it has won a series of
military contracts valued at more than C$70 million. They include a
contract from the United States Navy to develop two MH-60R tactical
operational flight trainers (TOFTs) for the Royal Australian Navy
under a foreign military sale program, a contract from the Australian
Defence Force to provide King Air 350 simulator services, and a
contract from the Royal New Zealand Air Force to provide C-130
"CAE has a long history of providing the Australian Defence Forces
with world-class flight simulators and training services, and we are
pleased our MH-60R training systems will play a role in preparing the
aircrews who will operate Australia's next-generation multi-role
naval helicopter," said Gene Colabatistto, Group President, Military
Products, Training and Services, CAE. "Our strong position on
programs that have long-service lives ahead of them, such as the
MH-60R helicopter, will continue to drive opportunities for CAE's
comprehensive portfolio of simulation-based products and services. In
addition, our established presence in Asia and the Pacific will
provide for growth opportunities as these regions become more
important to defence customers worldwide."  
US Navy/Royal Australian Navy 
CAE was awarded a contract to develop two MH-60R tactical operational
flight trainers (TOFTs) for the Royal Australian Navy under the
United States foreign military sale (FMS) program. CAE USA will be
the prime contractor responsible for the design and manufacture of
two MH-60R TOFTs that will be delivered in 2015 to HMAS Albatross,
located near Nowra in New South Wales and home of the Royal
Australian Navy's Fleet Air Arm. 
The MH-60R TOFTs include both a full-motion operational flight
trainer (OFT) that will be used to train Royal Australian Navy MH-60R
pilots and co-pilots as well as a weapons tactics trainer (WTT) to be
used for training rear-crew sensor operators in the MH-60R Seahawk
helicopter. The MH-60R operational flight trainers for the Royal
Australian Navy will include the CAE True electric motion system,
motion seats, 220-degree by 60-degree Barco visual display, and the
CAE Medallion-6000 image generator. The MH-60R OFT and WTT can be
operated as standalone training devices, or networked to become an
MH-60R tactical operational flight trainer to provide a total aircrew
mission training system. The MH-60R TOFTs for the Royal Australian
Navy are based on the MH-60R TOFTs that CAE is delivering to the U.S.
CAE Australia will support CAE USA in the development of the Royal
Australian Navy's MH-60R TOFTs by customizing and leveraging
Australian-specific common databases (CDB) already developed by CAE
Australia for other programs in Australia.  
The Commonwealth of Australia selected the U.S. Navy's MH-60R Seahawk
helicopter as their new multi-role naval combat helicopter last year
to fulfill the Australian Defence Force's AIR 9000 Phase 8
requirement. Australia is acquiring a fleet of 24 MH-60R Seahawk
helicopters via the U.S. Government's FMS program. This is the
first-ever procurement of the U.S. Navy's most advanced
anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare helicopter outside the United
States. The U.S. Navy is supported by Team Seahawk, which consists of
MH-60R airframe manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft, mission systems
integrator Lockheed Martin, engine manufacturer GE, sensor supplier
Raytheon Corp., and training supplier CAE. 
Royal Australian Air Force 
CAE has signed a contract with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to
provide Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350 training until 2018. CAE will
deploy a CAE 5000 Series full-flight simulator (FFS) representing the
King Air 350 with Proline II configuration to a training facility in
Sale, Victoria. Under terms of the contract, CAE will provide
simulator services for Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Royal
Australian Navy (RAN) King Air 350 aircrew who train on the aircraft
for a range of missions, including tactical support, maritime
surveillance and light transport. 
"The simulator services provided by CAE will play a key role in the
cost-effective training of RAAF pilots, air combat officers and RAN
aviation warfare officers," said GPCAPT Gregory Hoffmann, Officer
Commanding Training Aircraft Systems Program Office (TASPO).  
The CAE 5000 Series King Air 350 FFS will be qualified to Level D,
the highest certification for flight simulators, by Australia's Civil
Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The King Air 350 simulator services
will support the RAAF's No. 32 Squadron at RAAF Base East Sale, as
well as the School of Aviation Warfare (SAW). This will be the second
King Air 350 FFS that CAE has deployed in Australia, following the
inauguration in July this year of a King Air 350 ProLine 21 FFS in
Melbourne. CAE has commenced delivery of training services to the
RAAF's No. 38 Squadron using this simulator. 
CAE has signed an agreement with the Netherlands Ministry of Defence
(NLMoD) to market and sell third-party training services on a
CAE-built C-130 Level D full-mission simulator. The C-130
full-mission simulator, which CAE delivered for the Royal Netherlands
Air Force (RNLAF) in 2010, is currently housed at CAE's Amsterdam
Training Centre in Hoofdorp. In addition, CAE has signed a contract
with the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) to provide comprehensive
C-130 training. The RNZAF C-130 aircrews will receive simulator
instruction from CAE at the Amsterdam Training Centre, including
training on the RNLAF C-130 simulator that closely matches the
configuration of the RNZAF's upgraded fleet of C-130H aircraft. The
RNZAF also trains in-country on a CAE-built C-130H flight training
device, which CAE delivered to the RNZAF base in Auckland under the
C-130 Life Extension Program (LEP) and is currently upgrading for the
CAE is a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for
civil aviation and defence. The company employs close to 8,000 people
at more than 100 sites and training locations in approximately 30
countries. CAE offers civil aviation, military, and helicopter
training services in more than 45 locations worldwide and trains
approximately 100,000 crewmembers yearly. In addition, the CAE Oxford
Aviation Academy offers training to aspiring pilot cadets in 11
CAE-operated flight schools. CAE's business is diversified, ranging
from the sale of simulation products to providing comprehensive
services such as training and aviation services, integrated
enterprise solutions, in-service support and crew sourcing. The
company applies simulation expertise and operational experience to
help customers enhance safety, improve efficiency, maintain readiness
and solve challenging problems. CAE is now leveraging its simulation
capabilities in new markets such as healthcare and mining.
CAE contacts:
Nathalie Bourque, Vice President,
Public Affairs and Global Communications
(514) 734-5788 
Trade media:
Chris Stellwag, Director,
Marketing Communications - Military
(813) 887-1242 
Investor relations:
Andrew Arnovitz, Vice President,
nvestor Relations and Strategy
(514) 734-5760
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