CAE [CAE] recently said it won a series of military contracts valued at more than about $55.4 million from Airbus Military, BAE Systems, and the U.K. Ministry of Defense.

“These orders are indicative of the types of opportunities we see as a result of CAE’s global footprint, position on key platforms, and the fundamental value of simulation-based training solutions,” said Gene Colabatistto, group president, Military Products, Training and Services, CAE. “In growth markets such as the Middle East and India, we continue to see a solid pipeline of opportunities for our product and services. In addition, as militaries consider the increased use of synthetic training, there will be requirements to increase the level of fidelity and capability in existing training devices, as evidenced by this visual system upgrade program for the United Kingdom.”

For Airbus Military CAE will design and manufacture a C295 full-flight simulator (FFS) for the Royal Air Force of Oman. This will be the third C295 FFS to be developed by CAE through a strategic cooperation agreement with Airbus Military under which CAE is the preferred provider of simulation and training systems for C295 aircraft programs worldwide. The C295 FFS will be delivered in 2014. Airbus Military is part of the European Aeronautic Defense And Space Co. (EADS).

BAE Systems has awarded CAE a five-year contract to provide maintenance and support services for India’s Hawk synthetic training equipment. CAE India will provide on-site maintenance and support services at Indian Air Force Base Bidar where the Indian Air Force operates a Hawk flight training device, two Hawk cockpit procedures trainers, and a Hawk avionics part-task trainer. CAE India will provide a range of training support services.

Additionally, the U.K. Ministry of Defense awarded CAE contracts to perform major visual system and additional upgrades on the Royal Navy’s Lynx Mk8 full-mission simulator as well as the Royal Air Force’s C-130J dynamic mission simulators.

CAE will add a visual system to the RAF’s C-130J fixed-base flight training device, and perform database updates. The visual system and related upgrades will be completed at RAF Brize Norton during 2013.

CAE will also upgrade the visual system on the Royal Navy’s Lynx Mk8 full-mission simulator located at Royal Navy Air Station Yeovilton with the CAE Medallion-6000 visual system. In addition, CAE will provide new databases to be used by the Royal Navy for training. The Royal Navy Lynx Mk8 visual upgrade program will be complete by March 2013.