Calian Wins Renewal of DND Training Contract

Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a renewal contract valued at $17.6M by the Department of National Defence (DND) for the provision of professional services for course design, course management, and course delivery of training to military personnel as well as administrative support to the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering (CFSATE) in Borden, Ontario. The renewal contract starts in August 2014 and will run at current revenue levels for approximately 2 years. Calian has been providing technical and professional personnel to carry out instructional services for aircraft maintenance and repair,…
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Airbus Military Selects THALES As Partner To Support The French Air Force Airbus A400m Atlas Training Centre

As well as supplying the A400M Full Flight Simulator (FFS), Thales will have responsibility for planning training activities, supporting Airbus and Air Force training staff, implementing training systems and maintaining the simulators. This is the first time that the Direction générale de l'armement (DGA - French defence procurement agency) has entrusted a French Air Force training centre operations to an industry partner. This training centre, which has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) qualification, will be used by Airbus Military to provide ab initio training for A400M crews, and by the French Air force to provide advanced tactical training. The…
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Raytheon Stinger Trainer Demonstrates Accuracy In Finland VSHORADS Field Trials

Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Stinger demonstrated flawless performance in recent Very Short Range Air Defense System (SHORADS) field trials in Finland. During the trials, six Finnish gunners were trained on three missile system tracking trainers. Using the trainer, each Finnish gunner successfully simulated tracking and engaging targets flown by the Finnish Army Materiel Command, including an F/A-18, NH-90 helicopter and Banshee drone. Stinger's lethal performance is unmatched by any other SHORAD missile and has been demonstrated and validated by its extensive test and combat record. "The Stinger is best known for its Man-Portable Air-Defense System (MANPADS) variant, which gives the…
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NATO And Partners To Conduct Air-Defence Flying Training Over Iceland

NATO will conduct an air-defence flying training event for pilots and ground support personnel, including fighter controllers, in Iceland from 3-21 February 2014. The Iceland Fighter Meet 2014 (IFM14) will bring together fighter aircraft from NATO member Norway (F-16 Fighting Falcon), and from partner countries Finland (F-18 Hornet) and Sweden (JAS Gripen), to conduct a wide range of air defence-related flying activities. These will include air combat training between dissimilar aircraft types, defensive and offensive counter-air operations and high-value airborne asset attack and protection. IFM14 will be supported by air-to-air refuelling tanker aircraft, NATO AWACS radar aircraft and Search and…
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Next-Generation CAE GESI Command And Staff Training System Now In-Service At German Army Combat Simulation Center

CAE have announced that Germany's Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has accepted as ready-for-training the latest generation CAE GESI command and staff training system. The next-generation CAE GESI constructive simulation system is now being used at the German Army Combat Simulation Center located in Wildflecken. The CAE GESI constructive simulation software is a sophisticated synthetic environment that allows commanders to train command and control procedures under realistic conditions. The CAE GESI software simulates the complete mission area, but commanders have the responsibility to take action and make decisions based on how the simulated exercises…
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CAE USA Wins U.S. Air Force Contract To Train Aircrews Of The Predator And Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft

CAE have announced that CAE USA has been awarded a United States Air Force (USAF) contract to provide comprehensive Predator and Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) aircrew training services. Under terms of the contract, which was awarded as a one-year base contract for approximately US$20 million with four one-year options, CAE USA will provide classroom, simulator, and live flying instruction as well as courseware development in support of the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper training programs. Training will be delivered at four USAF bases where approximately 1,500 MQ-1/MQ-9 pilots and sensor operators train annually. The contract was awarded in CAE's…
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Cubic Awarded $30 Million United States Navy Contract for Advanced Combat Ship Training

Cubic Corporation’s (NYSE: CUB), Orlando-based Simulation Systems Division announced today it has received two separate $15 million delivery orders ($30 million total) from Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) to develop instructor-led and instructor facilitated self-paced courseware for ship engineers standing the Engineering Plant Technician (EPT) watch aboard the United States Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships. The activity will be led from Cubic’s Advanced Learning Solutions Business Unit. The Littoral Combat Ship program represents the United States Navy’s most advanced designs, capabilities and technologies to create the next generation of surface vessels that can operate in dangerous shallow and…
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Northrop Grumman Awarded U.S. Air Force Distributed Mission Operations Network Contract With Potential Value of $490 Million

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract potentially worth $490 million to continue providing network and integration services under the Distributed Mission Operations Network (DMON) 2.0 service contract. The DMON enables dissimilar aircraft platforms located across the globe to seamlessly interoperate and train together in a realistic virtual environment. The single-award, firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract was awarded by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The five-year contract could be extended through June 30, 2023, if all options are exercised. Northrop Grumman has been the prime contractor…
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Calian Wins Renewal of DND Training Contract

Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a renewal contract valued at $17.6M by the Department of National Defence (DND) for the provision of professional services for course design, course management, and course delivery of training to military personnel as well as administrative support to the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering (CFSATE) in Borden, Ontario. The renewal contract starts in August 2014 and will run at current...

17-07-2014 Training Education News

Airbus Military Selects THALES As Partner To Support The French Air Force Airbus A400m Atlas Trainin…

As well as supplying the A400M Full Flight Simulator (FFS), Thales will have responsibility for planning training activities, supporting Airbus and Air Force training staff, implementing training systems and maintaining the simulators. This is the first time that the Direction générale de l'armement (DGA - French defence procurement agency) has entrusted a French Air Force training centre operations to an industry partner. This training centre, which has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) qualification, will be...

05-12-2013 Training Education News

Raytheon Stinger Trainer Demonstrates Accuracy In Finland VSHORADS Field Trials

Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Stinger demonstrated flawless performance in recent Very Short Range Air Defense System (SHORADS) field trials in Finland. During the trials, six Finnish gunners were trained on three missile system tracking trainers. Using the trainer, each Finnish gunner successfully simulated tracking and engaging targets flown by the Finnish Army Materiel Command, including an F/A-18, NH-90 helicopter and Banshee drone. Stinger's lethal performance is unmatched by any other SHORAD missile and has been...

12-09-2013 Training Education News

NATO And Partners To Conduct Air-Defence Flying Training Over Iceland

NATO will conduct an air-defence flying training event for pilots and ground support personnel, including fighter controllers, in Iceland from 3-21 February 2014. The Iceland Fighter Meet 2014 (IFM14) will bring together fighter aircraft from NATO member Norway (F-16 Fighting Falcon), and from partner countries Finland (F-18 Hornet) and Sweden (JAS Gripen), to conduct a wide range of air defence-related flying activities. These will include air combat training between dissimilar aircraft types, defensive and offensive counter-air...

12-09-2013 Training Education News

Next-Generation CAE GESI Command And Staff Training System Now In-Service At German Army Combat Simu…

CAE have announced that Germany's Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has accepted as ready-for-training the latest generation CAE GESI command and staff training system. The next-generation CAE GESI constructive simulation system is now being used at the German Army Combat Simulation Center located in Wildflecken. The CAE GESI constructive simulation software is a sophisticated synthetic environment that allows commanders to train command and control procedures under realistic conditions. The CAE...

12-08-2013 Training Education News

CAE USA Wins U.S. Air Force Contract To Train Aircrews Of The Predator And Reaper Remotely Piloted A…

CAE have announced that CAE USA has been awarded a United States Air Force (USAF) contract to provide comprehensive Predator and Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) aircrew training services. Under terms of the contract, which was awarded as a one-year base contract for approximately US$20 million with four one-year options, CAE USA will provide classroom, simulator, and live flying instruction as well as courseware development in support of the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper training...

12-08-2013 Training Education News

Northrop Grumman Awarded U.S. Air Force Distributed Mission Operations Network Contract With Potenti…

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract potentially worth $490 million to continue providing network and integration services under the Distributed Mission Operations Network (DMON) 2.0 service contract. The DMON enables dissimilar aircraft platforms located across the globe to seamlessly interoperate and train together in a realistic virtual environment. The single-award, firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract was awarded by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force...

03-08-2013 Training Education News

Cubic Awarded $30 Million United States Navy Contract for Advanced Combat Ship Training

Cubic Corporation’s (NYSE: CUB), Orlando-based Simulation Systems Division announced today it has received two separate $15 million delivery orders ($30 million total) from Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) to develop instructor-led and instructor facilitated self-paced courseware for ship engineers standing the Engineering Plant Technician (EPT) watch aboard the United States Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships. The activity will be led from Cubic’s Advanced Learning Solutions Business Unit. The Littoral Combat Ship program represents...

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