CAE wins defence contracts valued at approximately $110 million

CAE wins defence contracts valued at approximately $110 million 
- T-6C ground-based training system for Royal New Zealand Air Force 
- Visual system upgrade on German Air Force Eurofighter simulators 
- CAE Medallion-6000 image generator for T-50IQ simulator 
- KC-135 boom operator weapon systems trainer for undisclosed
international customer 
MONTREAL, CANADA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/14 --  (NYSE: CAE)(TSX:
CAE) - CAE today announced that it has won a series of contracts
valued at approximately C$110 million to provide a range of training
systems and services for global defence customers. These include
contracts to provide the T-6C ground-based training system and
services for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF), a contract to
upgrade the visual systems on the German Air Force's Eurofighter
simulators, a contract from Korea Aerospace Industries to provide the
visual system for a T-50IQ full-mission simulator, and a contract to
provide a KC-135 boom operator weapon systems trainer for an
undisclosed international customer. 
"We are well positioned across a range of opportunities around the
world, involving defence and security forces that increasingly
recognize the benefits of simulation-based training," said Gene
Colabatistto, Group President, Defence and Security, CAE. "CAE is a
skilled and experienced training systems integrator, and we are
focused on pursuing long-term, integrated training solutions."  
Beechcraft Defense Company/Royal New Zealand Air Force 
CAE was awarded contracts from the Beechcraft Defense Company LLC to
develop and support a comprehensive T-6C ground-based training system
(GBTS) for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). The T-6C GBTS
will be an integrated training system that includes two T-6C
operational flight trainers, computer-based classroom training
systems, and courseware customized for RNZAF pilot training. CAE has
established CAE New Zealand Pty Ltd to provide long-term training
support and maintenance services at RNZAF Base Ohakea. The T-6C GBTS
is part of an overall training solution Beechcraft is providing to
the RNZAF that includes 11 T-6C Texan II military trainer aircraft
and 30 years of logistics support. 
"We are pleased to be partnering with Beechcraft to deliver the Royal
New Zealand Air Force with a proven, low-risk and comprehensive
integrated pilot training solution that cost-effectively meets their
current and future pilot training requirements," said Colabatistto.  
The two CAE-built T-6C operational flight trainers (OFTs) will
include a high-fidelity replica of the T-6C cockpit with a
fully-enclosed 270 degree by 70 degree field-of-view display system
driven by the CAE Medallion-6000 image generator. The T-6C OFT 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 comprehensive T-6C GBTS will be delivered to RNZAF
Base Ohakea in 2015 and CAE will then provide on-site training
support services. 
German Air Force 
Germany's Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information
Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has contracted CAE to
replace obsolete components and upgrade the visual systems on the
German Air Force's Eurofighter simulators. The visual system upgrade
will include the addition of CAE's latest generation CAE
Medallion-6000 image generator along with new high-resolution
projectors and dome display systems for the Eurofighter full-mission
simulators and Eurofighter cockpit trainers located in Laage,
Norvenich, Wittmund and Neuburg, which are the four main Eurofighter
operating bases in Germany.  
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) 
Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd (KAI) has contracted CAE to provide
its CAE Medallion-6000 image generator for a T-50IQ full-mission
simulator that KAI is developing for the Iraqi Air Force. In late
2013, KAI signed a contract with the Government of Iraq to provide
its T-50IQ supersonic advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft,
including a ground-based training system. In addition to providing
the CAE Medallion-6000 image generator for the T-50IQ full-mission
simulator, CAE will provide a database modeling station and support
KAI with integration and training services. 
The CAE Medallion-6000 image generator combines a proven,
industry-leading feature set and image quality with the power and
capabilities of the latest commercial-off-the-shelf graphics
processors. The CAE Medallion-6000 image generator provides training
benefits such as: 


 
 
--  Extremely detailed virtual environments and realistic night scenes; 
--  Smooth dynamic shadows correlated to sun/moon positions; 
--  High resolution imagery and textures for enhanced fidelity; 
--  Highest scene density on the market; 
--  High-end sensor simulation capabilities. 

Undisclosed 
CAE has been awarded a contract to provide an undisclosed international
customer with a KC-135 boom operator weapon systems trainer (BOWST).
The KC-135 BOWST will provide tanker boom operators with enhanced
synthetic training capabilities. 
CAE is a global leader in providing comprehensive training solutions
based on world-leading simulation technology and integrated training
services. The company employs 8,000 people at more than 160 sites and
training locations in 35 countries. Our vision is to be our
customers' Partner of Choice and we take a long-term approach to
customer relationships. We offer our civil aviation and defence and
security customers a complete range of highly innovative product,
service and training centre solutions designed to help them meet
their mission critical needs for safety, efficiency and readiness. We
provide similar solutions to customers in healthcare and mining. CAE
has the largest installed base of civil and military flight
simulators, supported by a range of after-sales services, and has
been serving the needs of its customers for nearly 70 years. We have
the broadest training services network in the world and offer civil
aviation, military and helicopter training services in 67 locations
worldwide and train more than 120,000 civil and military crewmembers
annually. www.cae.com  
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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 - Defence and Security
(813) 887-1242
chris.stellwag@cae.com 
Investor relations:
Andrew Arnovitz, Vice President,
Strategy and Investor Relations
(514) 734-5760
andrew.arnovitz@cae.com
 
 
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