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MONTREAL - Eurofighter Simulation Systems (ESS) GMBH has awarded a contract to CAE to provide a range of engineering and on-site support services for the visual systems on the Eurofighter Aircrew Synthetic Training Aids (ASTA) program.

The contract is valued at approximately $30 million over five years.

 CAE will provide maintenance and support services for the visual systems on all Eurofighter full-mission simulators (FMSs) and cockpit trainer/interactive pilot stations (CT/IPTs). The CAE Medallion-S visual system is being used on all the Eurofighter training devices under the ASTA program requiring a visual solution. CAE will provide the maintenance and support services for the visual systems at training bases in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K.

 “The visual system requirements for the Eurofighter program have clearly established CAE’s Medallion-S image generator as the choice for high performance fast-jet training applications,” said Jean-Claude Siew, vice-president of visual systems, CAE. “We’re pleased to continue our business relationship with ESS GmbH for the support of the Eurofighter training program to help ensure the mission readiness of aircrews flying the latest generation combat aircraft.

In a separate agreement last year, CAE GmbH was awarded a contract to provide on-site maintenance and support services for the initial delivery of Eurofighter training devices to the German Armed Forces. Under that contract, CAE GmbH and Rheinmetall Defence Electronics (RDE) will provide maintenance and logistics support, repair services, and engineering support for the Eurofighter training devices at Laage Air Force Base.



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