BAE Systems awards CAE contract to develop three Hawk full-mission simulators for the Royal Australian Air Force

BAE Systems awards CAE contract to develop three Hawk full-mission simulators 
for the Royal Australian Air Force 
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 08/08/13 -- (NYSE:CAE)(TSX:CAE)
- CAE today announced that it was awarded a contract by BAE Systems
to provide three Hawk Mk127 full-mission simulators for the Royal
Australian Air Force (RAAF).  
The Hawk Mk127 full-mission simulators are part of a comprehensive
upgrade and training systems support package that BAE Systems will be
providing to the RAAF under the Project AIR5438 program. The contract
was awarded during CAE's first quarter of fiscal 2014. 
"Upgrading the Hawk aircraft and support systems is key to assuring
the ongoing effectiveness of the training capability to prepare our
fast jet aircrews for future generations of fighter aircraft," said
Daniel Reid, Group Captain and Officer Commanding, Tactical Fighter
Systems Program Office, Royal Australian Air Force. "With increasing
dependency on simulation in this environment, it is essential that
students are exposed to state-of-the-art simulation from the time
they commence flying fast jet aircraft."  
Reid continued, "The new Hawk simulators will have the latest visual
technology and will be qualified for use, lessening the reliance on
airborne training events and providing additional training capacity
for the Hawk fleet. We look forward to working with BAE Systems and
CAE, utilising both companies' respective expertise to deliver a
leading edge simulation capability."  
CAE will design and manufacture three Hawk Mk127 full-mission
simulators that will each include a high-fidelity replica of the Hawk
cockpit surrounded by an 11-foot projection dome display featuring
the CAE Medallion-6000 image generator and Boeing's Constant
Resolution Visual System. The Hawk Mk127 full-mission simulators will
also feature the CAE-developed common database (CDB), an open
database architecture that enhances the ability to correlate and
rapidly update databases to support training and mission rehearsal
requirements. The simulators will be delivered to RAAF Base
Williamtown and RAAF Base Pearce in 2016 and 2017. 
"We are pleased CAE has been selected to support the lead-in fighter
aircrew training for the RAAF," said Peter Redman, Managing Director
of CAE Australia Pty Ltd. "The Australian Defence Forces fully
understand the benefits of simulation-based training, and the
increased use of high-fidelity training devices such as these Hawk
simulators will deliver excellent value and enhanced training
capabilities." 
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 crew members 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. More information can be found at www.cae.com.  
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A high resolution photo is available for download at
www.cae.com/photos.  
Caption: CAE will design and manufacture three Hawk full-mission
simulators for the Royal Australian Air Force, similar to the Hawk
FMS shown here that CAE delivered to the RAF in 2010.
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,
Strategy and Investor Relations
514-734-5760
andrew.arnovitz@cae.com
 
 
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