MONTREAL, Nov. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) - The Government of Canada notified CAE that its response to the Government’s Statement of Interest and Qualification (SOIQ) for an Operational Training Systems Provider (OTSP) has been deemed compliant. The OTSP is in support of the C-130J and CH-47 aircraft procurements announced earlier this year by the Government of Canada. CAE, which leads a team of Canadian companies pursuing this program, was advised that it was the only bidder deemed compliant by the Government of Canada.
Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) will release to CAE a request for proposal to acquire equipment and aircrew training services over 20 years for Canada’s future tactical airlift aircraft and helicopter fleets. The Government of Canada is currently in the process of acquiring a fleet of 17 C-130J tactical airlift aircraft and is expected to acquire CH-47 Chinook helicopters in the future.
"We are proud that our team has been chosen by the Government of Canada and we applaud the government’s decision to procure the aircrew training capability outside of the aircraft acquisitions," said Robert E. Brown, President and CEO of CAE. "This approach will ensure the Canadian Forces receive a modern, leading-edge training capability developed in Canada by specialist training service providers while maximizing industrial regional benefits across Canada. CAE and our Canadian-based industry partners are poised to benefit from a number of international opportunities related to training for these platforms."
CAE has assembled a pan-Canadian team that brings together the major Canadian training service providers, including:
- MDA Ltd., based in Richmond, British Columbia;
- NGRAIN, based in Vancouver, British Columbia;
- Atlantis Systems International, based in Brampton, Ontario;
- Bombardier, based in St-Laurent, Quebec;
- Simgraph Inc., based in Laval, Quebec;
- xwave, based in St-Johns, Newfoundland.
CAE provides military training systems and services to the defence forces of more than 50 nations. CAE’s experience on the C-130J and CH-47 platforms is unmatched. CAE has designed and manufactured more C-130 simulators than any other company, including all the training devices for C-130J operators worldwide. CAE is also an experienced provider of CH-47 Chinook training systems, including recent programs for the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Royal Air Force in the U.K., and Republic of Singapore Air Force.
CAE is a world leader in providing simulation and modelling 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. More than 75,000 crewmembers train yearly in our global network of 27 civil aviation and military training centres. We also offer modelling and simulation software to various market segments and through CAE’s professional services division, we assist customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs. www.cae.com
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