TORONTO---CAE today announced it has signed a contract with Eurofighter Simulation Systems GmbH (ESS) to supply visual systems for the Eurofighter EF2000 Typhoon combat aircraft Aircrew Synthetic Training Aids (ASTA) program. CAE will provide more than C$170 million in visual simulation equipment and services to ESS over the next seven years.
CAE announced on June 7, 2001, its selection as the preferred supplier of visual systems for the Eurofighter combat aircraft training program. This contract forms part of CAE's current backlog of C$2.7 billion.
"Today's signing marks the successful conclusion of negotiations for the largest visual system contract ever awarded to CAE," said Martin Gagné, Vice- President of Visual Systems, CAE. "This strategic milestone helps solidify our position as the leading provider of complete visual systems solutions. Our state-of-the art CAE Medallion image generator, developed in collaboration with Sogitec Industries, is the clear choice for high performance fast jet training."
CAE is already well into the design phase of the program and is working in close collaboration with ESS, Eurofighter Simulation System GmbH, a joint- venture company. Full Mission Simulators (FMS) will duplicate all aspects of high-speed tactical jet mission flight. The Cockpit Trainer/Interactive Pilot Stations (CT/IPS) will be used to introduce pilots to the cockpit environment. Devices will be networked to provide multi-aircraft mission training.
CAE is the world's premier provider of simulation and control technologies for training and optimization solutions in Aerospace, Defense 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.
CAE Signs Contract For The Eurofighter EF2000 ASTA Visual Simulation Program