CAE announces marketing collaboration with Microsoft to address defence, public safety and homeland security markets



    MONTREAL, Nov. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - (NYSE:   CGT; TSX: CAE) - CAE today
announced that it will work together with Microsoft Corporation to provide
collaborative simulation solutions for the defence, public safety and homeland
security markets.
    Microsoft has selected CAE as a worldwide "go-to-market" Industry
Priority Solution partner focused on simulation-based solutions, including
professional services and commercial-off-the-shelf simulation software.
Working together in the defence, public safety and homeland security sectors,
Microsoft and CAE will utilize the products, services, and expertise of their
respective companies to provide decision support, training, and other
simulation-based solutions. In the new collaboration relationship, CAE will be
a Microsoft lead collaborator in defence, public safety and homeland security
where it has already established itself as a proven and trusted provider of
simulation and modelling products and services.
    "Defence, public safety, and homeland security are important market focus
areas for Microsoft," said Tim Bloechl, Executive Director for Worldwide
Public Safety and National Security at Microsoft. "As a company that works
closely with industry partners to meet the needs of customers around the
world, we've been working to identify a number of leading independent solution
vendors with expertise in these markets and a proven record of delivering
Microsoft-based solutions. CAE, with its offerings for simulation and
modelling products and services, was a logical choice."
    "Like CAE, Microsoft sees the potential for increased use of simulation
by a broader market audience," said Marc Parent, CAE's Group President,
Simulation Products and Military Training & Services. "By collaborating with
Microsoft, we see an opportunity to develop new markets, new solutions and new
channels for our simulation-based products and professional services."
    CAE's collaboration with Microsoft will include Presagis, CAE's company
specializing in COTS simulation software. As CAE designs simulation-based
solutions for the defence, public safety, and homeland security markets, COTS
simulation software from Presagis as well as Microsoft ESP, the new visual
simulation platform, will be used in the development of the overall solution.

    CAE is a world leader in providing simulation and modelling technologies
and integrated training solutions for the civil aviation industry and defence
forces around the globe. With annual revenues exceeding C$1 billion, CAE
employs approximately 6,000 people at more than 75 sites and training
locations in 20 countries. We have the largest installed base of civil and
military full-flight simulators and training devices. Through our global
network of 27 civil aviation and military training centres, we train more than
75,000 crewmembers yearly. We also offer modelling and simulation software to
various market segments and CAE's professional services division assists
customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs. www.cae.com




For further information:

For further information: CAE contacts: Nathalie Bourque, Vice President,
Public Affairs and Global Communications, (514) 734-5788,
nathalie.bourque@cae.com; Trade media: Chris Stellwag, Director, Marketing
Communications, Simulation Products and Military Training & Services, (813)
887-1242, chris.stellwag@cae.com; Investor relations: Andrew Arnovitz, Vice
President, Investor Relations and Strategy, (514) 734-5760,
andrew.arnovitz@cae.com

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