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Canadian manufacturer orders from Brunei, others valued at US$94m
Publication Date : 07-12-2013
Canadian simulation system manufacturer CAE has announced more than C$100 million (US$94 million) in new orders for simulator upgrades and training services, including some from Brunei.
In a statement, the company said CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC), a joint venture between the Canadian firm and the Ministry of Finance, has been selected to provide “long-term emergency management training to Brunei”.
This, group president for defence and security Gene Colabatistto said, represents a milestone in the company’s strategy to leverage “core capabilities beyond traditional defence” to access more avenues for growth.
The statement said that the deals include the development of an emergency management and crisis management centre of excellence for the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), long-term training services and the upgrading of C-130 simulators for the US Air Force.
CAE said that under the terms of a 10-year training services contract, the Emergency Management and Crisis Management Centre of Excellence would support the MoHA and the National Disaster Management Centre.
Colabatistto was quoted in the statement as saying that CAE’s systems integration experience, combined with its expertise in simulation-based training, allows the company to create simulation centres that will improve operational decision making.
In an interview at the BRIDEX Exhibition 2013, he said that CAE is also plans to incorporate healthcare training into the emergency and crisis management centre.
Colabatistto said that CAE’s vision in Brunei is for the CAE MPTC to “stand up a healthcare training programme so nurses, paramedics and medical teams can train together in a simulated hospital”.
Colabatistto has also said that the company hopes to capitalise on “other technology ventures” being set up at the Rimba Digital Junction. He said that CAE MPTC will be looking to form partnerships with other tech ventures to “look and see if there is synergy”.