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CAE Wins Naval Controls Contracts (Sept. 12)



TORONTO---CAE, the world leader in the design of marine control systems, today announced it has sold automation systems to be fitted on the U.K. Royal Navy's new nuclear-powered submarines and destroyers and the U.S. Navy's new aircraft carrier. The total value of these contracts is C$21 million.

BAE Systems Marine of England has reached an agreement with CAE to increase the scope of the original contract signed in 1999 for the Controls & Instrumentation of the U.K. Royal Navy's ASTUTE nuclear-powered submarines. The system to be delivered by CAE will provide the integrated control of steering, diving, depth control, and platform management of these new generation submarines. It will also include a new function that will monitor vibration of the ship's hull. CAE's digital controls technology enables manpower reduction, while reducing boat construction costs and providing enhanced operational effectiveness.

Northrop Grumman Marine Systems of California has ordered 12 high-speed production Electronic Engine Controllers for the WR21 Advanced Cycle Gas Turbines. The gas turbines will be fitted on the U.K. Royal Navy's new Type 45 Destroyers being built by BAE Systems.

Newport News Shipbuilding of Virginia has signed a contract for an electric plant prototype control system for the U.S. Navy's new aircraft carrier CVN 77. The system is a subset of CAE's Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) currently installed on several classes of ships in service in the U.S. Navy.

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 Announces C$21 Million In Contracts For Naval Control Systems