CAE Wins AUD$180 Million (CAD$160 Million) Contract to Provide MRH90 Helicopter Training to Australian Defence Forces.
SYDNEY, Australia, December 19 /PRNewswire/ -- (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : CGT; TSX: CAE (1) (Computer-Aided Engineering) Software that analyzes designs which have been created in the computer or that have been created elsewhere and entered into the computer. ) - CAE today announced it has been awarded a contract valued at approximately AUD AUD
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The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. $180 million (CAD$160 million) by the Commonwealth of Australia Commonwealth of Australia: see Australia. to provide MRH90 helicopter training systems and services.
As the prime contractor, CAE will have overall responsibility for providing two MRH90 full-flight and mission simulators (FFMSs), training facilities, and comprehensive engineering and support services.
The MRH90 FFMSs will be delivered in 2012 to new training facilities being constructed at the Australian Army Aviation Training Centre at Oakey as well as the Australian Army's 5th Aviation Regiment located at Royal Australian Air Force The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is the Air Force branch of the Australian Defence Force. The RAAF began in March 1914 as the Australian Flying Corps and became a fully independent Air Force in March 1921. (RAAF) Base Townsville. Following delivery of the MRH90 FFMSs, CAE will provide comprehensive support services for two years under CAE's existing Management and Support of Australian Defence Forces Aerospace Simulators (MSAAS) contract. As prime contractor and Authorised Engineering Organisation (AEO) for the Commonwealth, CAE will provide overall project management, systems engineering and integrated logistics support A composite of all the support considerations necessary to assure the effective and economical support of a system for its life cycle. It is an integral part of all other aspects of system acquisition and operation. Also called ILS. . CAE will subcontract the FFMS design and manufacturing work to Helicopter Training Media International (HTMI), a CAE and Thales joint venture. CAE will also subcontract work to Thales Australia, who will manage the build and delivery of the training facilities as well as provide service and support under the MSAAS contract.
"We expect the new MRH90 helicopters to bring increased operational capability to the Australian Defence Forces, and well-trained mission-ready aircrews are paramount to delivering this capability," said Major General Tony Fraser, Head of the Helicopter Systems Division for the Australian Defence Forces (ADF). "CAE has a proven, established track record of supporting ADF aerospace simulators and we are pleased to continue the relationship with CAE on the MRH90 program."
As part of the MSAAS contract, which was awarded in 2003, CAE currently provides support for the ADF's C-130J, C-130H, B707, S-70A Black Hawk, and S-70B Seahawk simulators. Through the MSAAS contract, CAE has established a world class support services capability in Australia and has been certified by the ADF as an AEO. CAE is also currently designing and manufacturing the A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) FFMS for the RAAF.
"This is a key win for CAE in Australia and we are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with the ADF as their provider of high-fidelity full-mission flight simulators and training services," said Alan Johnson, Managing Director of CAE Australia. "CAE's role on the German NH90 training program and now the Australian MRH90 program positions the company well for opportunities as other countries begin to assess their training requirements for the NH90."
The MRH90 (Multi-Role Helicopter) is the designated Australian variant of the NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH). The Commonwealth of Australia has 46 MRH90 helicopters on order. The two MRH90 FFMSs will be accredited to Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is the Australian federal agency responsible for the regulation of private and commercial flight. It was established on July 6 1995 when the air safety functions of the former Civil Aviation Authority of Australia were separated Level 5, which is equivalent to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), component of the U.S. Department of Transportation that sets standards for the air-worthiness of all civilian aircraft, inspects and licenses them, and regulates civilian and military air traffic through its air traffic control Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators.
CAE is a world leader in providing simulation and modeling technologies and integrated training solutions for the civil aviation industry and defence forces around the globe. With annual revenues exceeding C$1 billion, CAE employs approximately 6,000 people at more than 75 sites and training locations in 20 countries. We have the largest installed base of civil and military full-flight simulators and training devices. Through our global network of 27 civil aviation and military training centres, we train more than 75,000 crewmembers yearly. Through Presagis, we also offer modeling and simulation software to various market segments and CAE's professional services division assists customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs.
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