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CAE Visual For Swedish C-130H Simulator (June 29)



TORONTO---CAE today announced it has signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the sale of a new visual system for the Swedish Air Force's C-130H full flight simulator. The total value of the order is C$3.5 million.

CAE will integrate its Maxvue Plus visual system with the C-130H simulator located at the Swedish F7 Air Force Base in Satenas, Sweden. The upgraded C-130H simulator with new visual system will be ready for training in fall of 2002.

"This upgrade will allow us to extend the life of the simulator and provide for tactical training of our aircrews, while providing overall cost savings," said Tommy Westerberg, Program Manager FMV.

"The Maxvue Plus visual system is a proven product that will play a key role in helping to provide the Swedish Air Force with enhanced training scenarios," said Donald W. Campbell, Executive Vice President, Military Simulation and Training, CAE. "We're pleased Sweden's Defence Materiel Administration and the Swedish Air Force have selected CAE for this important simulator upgrade. This demonstrates CAE's continued commitment to building a long-term partnership between CAE and Sweden's military forces on a range of training programs."

Since its introduction in 1992, CAE's Maxvue visual system has gained rapid acceptance, with sales reflecting a broad range of applications, including research and development systems, defence, and commercial pilot training. Maxvue offers an unparalleled flight training experience, with high-resolution display, full colour texture, comprehensive weather simulation, and dynamic airport environments. CAE has sold more than 200 Maxvue systems.

CAE is the world's leading provider of simulation and training solutions for the C-130 aircraft. In addition to the visual system upgrade for the Swedish Air Force C-130H, CAE is currently designing C-130H full flight simulators for both the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF). The company has also designed and manufactured all the C-130J training devices in service, including systems for the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the RAAF. Other C-130 programs currently in production at CAE include programs for the U.S. Air Force, the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana) and U.S. Marine Corps.

CAE is the world's premier provider of simulation and control technologies for training and optimisation solutions in Aerospace, Defence and Forestry. Headquartered in Canada and operating globally, the company employs more than 7,000 people and has revenues in excess of C$1 billion.

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CAE Signs $3.5M Contract With FMV For The Sale Of A Visual System For Swedish C-130H Simulator