CAE, a global leader in modeling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defense, said it was recently awarded a contract by the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces for more than $39 million.
CAE will design and develop a comprehensive Naval Training Center (NTC) in Taweelah for the UAE Navy. Additionally, the company will provide the UAE Joint Aviation Command (JAC) with helicopter simulators and training devices for the NorthStar Aviation 407 Multi-Role Helicopter (407MRH) and the Sikorsky UH-60M Armed Black Hawk (ABH).
"This is a major strategic win for CAE and clearly demonstrates our capabilities to serve as a training systems integrator across all defence domains," Gene Colabatistto, CAE's group president for defense and security, said. "The UAE Navy selected CAE as its training partner because of our focus and expertise in training, and the result will be a comprehensive naval training enterprise that helps the UAE Navy achieve a high level of fleet operational readiness."
The NTC is expected to be operational and ready-for-training by the beginning of 2019.