CAE awarded military contracts valued at more than $100 million

CAE awarded military contracts valued at more than $100 million 
- M-346 training devices for Israeli Air Force  
- Services and upgrades for UK MSHATF  
- Maintenance and support services for NATO E-3A training devices 
MONTREAL, CANADA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/05/13 -- (NYSE:CAE)(TSX:CAE) -
CAE today announced it has won more than C$100 million in military
contracts for the defence forces of 15 countries. They include a
contract from Elbit Systems to provide M-346 training devices for the
Israeli Air Force, contracts from the UK Ministry of Defence to
support CAE's Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility
(MSHATF), and a contract to provide maintenance and support services
for the NATO E-3A training devices. 
The majority of these contracts were awarded during CAE's fiscal year
2013 third quarter and partially at the start of its current fourth
quarter.  
"We are pleased to partner with Elbit Systems and Alenia Aermacchi to
add the Israeli Air Force to the growing list of M-346 customers
globally who will train their next-generation pilots using CAE's
world-class simulation technology," said Gene Colabatistto, Group
President, Military Products, Training and Services, CAE. "The cost
benefits of simulation-based training are becoming increasingly
relevant for defence forces and we continue to focus on a large
pipeline of opportunities in both the emerging and established
markets."  
Elbit Systems/Israeli Air Force 
CAE was awarded a contract from Elbit Systems to design and
manufacture segments of a suite of Alenia Aermacchi M-346 simulators
to support the Israeli Air Force (IAF) future trainer aircraft
program. Under terms of the contract with Elbit Systems, CAE USA will
provide segments of the M-346 full-mission simulators and the
operational flight simulators. The simulators will be delivered to
Israel and ready for training in the second half of 2014. 
Elbit Systems has the responsibility for the M-346 ground-based
training system (GBTS) and will integrate the M-346 simulators into
the overall M-346 GBTS in support of preparing the IAF's pilots for
operating next-generation combat aircraft. The M-346 GBTS is
developed within an industrial team composed by Elbit Systems, Alenia
Aermacchi, CAE and Selex Galileo. 
UK Ministry of Defence 
The Un
ited Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) has recently awarded CAE
two contracts for simulator upgrades and training services at CAE's
Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF).  
A contract to provide both ground school and simulator aircrew
training services at MSHATF for the Royal Air Force (RAF) on the Puma
HC2 helicopter has been extended through 2017. CAE is currently
upgrading the Puma dynamic mission simulator at MSHATF to the new
Puma HC2 configuration. The upgraded Puma simulator is expected to be
ready-for-training during the summer of 2013.  
In addition, CAE will perform a major upgrade to one of the CH-47
Chinook dynamic mission simulators to ensure concurrency with the RAF
CH-47 Mk4 standard, which is also known as the JULIUS program. CAE
had previously upgraded one of the other CH-47 Chinook simulators at
MSHATF to the Mk4 configuration. 
CAE's MSHATF, owned and operated by CAE Aircrew Training Services, is
a purpose-built facility that provides training to the RAF and
third-party operators of Boeing CH-47 Chinook, AgustaWestland AW101
Merlin, and Eurocopter Puma helicopters. The MSHATF is equipped with
six CAE-built dynamic mission simulators (three Chinook, two Merlin,
and one Puma), four computer-based ground school training classrooms,
and a state-of-the-art tactical control centre. 
NATO E-3A Maintenance Services 
CAE was awarded a contract to continue providing a range of
maintenance and support services for the NATO E-3A training devices
located at NATO Airbase Geilenkirchen in Germany. Under terms of the
three-year frame contract, NATO will order from CAE maintenance
services for the CAE-built E-3A flight deck simulator as well as the
recently delivered CAE-built E-3A flight training device. The NATO
E-3A flight deck simulator has been in operation for more than 30
years and has provided more than 100,000 hours of training to NATO
E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircrews. 
CAE is a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for
civil aviation and defence. The company employs approximately 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 leveraging its simulation
capabilities in new markets such as healthcare and mining.
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Contacts:
CAE contacts:
Nathalie Bourque, Vice President,
Public Affairs and Global Communications
(514) 734-5788
nathalie.bourque@cae.com 
Trade media:
Chris Stellwag, Director,
Marketing Communications - Military
(813) 887-1242
chris.stellwag@caemilusa.com 
Investor relations:
Andrew Arnovitz, Vice President,
Investor Relations and Strategy
(514) 734-5760
andrew.arnovitz@cae.com
 
 
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