Government of Canada qualifies CAE-led team for C-130J and CH-47 aircrew training capability

    MONTREAL, Nov. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - (NYSE:   CGT; TSX: CAE) - The Government of
Canada notified CAE that its response to the Government's Statement of
Interest and Qualification (SOIQ) for an Operational Training Systems Provider
(OTSP) has been deemed compliant. The OTSP is in support of the C-130J and
CH-47 aircraft procurements announced earlier this year by the Government of
    CAE, which leads a team of Canadian companies pursuing this program, was
advised that it was the only bidder deemed compliant by the Government of
    Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) will release to CAE a
request for proposal to acquire equipment and aircrew training services over
20 years for Canada's future tactical airlift aircraft and helicopter fleets.
The Government of Canada is currently in the process of acquiring a fleet of
17 C-130J tactical airlift aircraft and is expected to acquire CH-47 Chinook
helicopters in the future.
    "We are proud that our team has been chosen by the Government of Canada
and we applaud the government's decision to procure the aircrew training
capability outside of the aircraft acquisitions," said Robert E. Brown,
President and CEO of CAE. "This approach will ensure the Canadian Forces
receive a modern, leading-edge training capability developed in Canada by
specialist training service providers while maximizing industrial regional
benefits across Canada. CAE and our Canadian-based industry partners are
poised to benefit from a number of international opportunities related to
training for these platforms."
    CAE has assembled a pan-Canadian team that brings together the major
Canadian training service providers, including:

    - MDA Ltd., based in Richmond, British Columbia;
    - NGRAIN, based in Vancouver, British Columbia;
    - Atlantis Systems International, based in Brampton, Ontario;
    - Bombardier, based in St-Laurent, Quebec;
    - Simgraph Inc., based in Laval, Quebec;
    - xwave, based in St-Johns, Newfoundland.

    CAE provides military training systems and services to the defence forces
of more than 50 nations. CAE's experience on the C-130J and CH-47 platforms is
unmatched. CAE has designed and manufactured more C-130 simulators than any
other company, including all the training devices for C-130J operators
worldwide. CAE is also an experienced provider of CH-47 Chinook training
systems, including recent programs for the U.S. Army Special Operations
Aviation Regiment, Royal Air Force in the U.K., and Republic of Singapore Air
    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. More than
75,000 crewmembers train yearly in our global network of 27 civil aviation and
military training centres. We also offer modelling and simulation software to
various market segments and through CAE's professional services division, we
assist customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs.

For further information:

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

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