Calian Technologies Ltd.

Calian Technologies Ltd.

February 12, 2013 16:41 ET

Calian Wins Training Services Contract

(All amounts in this release are in Canadian Dollars)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 12, 2013) - Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) is pleased to announce that its Business and Technology Services Division has been awarded a contract for the Air Technical Training Renewal (ATTR) project from the Department of National Defence (DND). Calian will provide Instructional Analysis, Instructional Design and Instructional Content Development services to modernize the existing Air Technician Training courses using electronic training delivery and blended learning solutions. Calian will utilize Atlantis Systems as a sub-contractor for the delivery of this contract leveraging their expertise in instructional design and content development.

The base two-year contract is estimated to be in excess of $4 million, with the overall value increasing to approximately $8 million if the two, one-year options are exercised. This requirement is in addition to the training services that Calian staff are already providing in the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace and Technology and Engineering at CFB Borden.

"We appreciate DND's confidence in our abilities to provide training services as well as the opportunity to expand these services to the Royal Canadian Air Force" said Kevin Ford, President, Business and Technology Services. "We look forward to working with DND and Atlantis in the delivery of this contract - an exciting and strategic win for the Calian training service line".

About Calian

Calian employs over 2,400 people with offices and projects that span Canada, U.S. and international markets. The company's capabilities include the provision of business and technology services to industry and government in the health, operations and maintenance, IT services and training domains as well as the design, manufacturing and maintenance of complex systems to the communications and defence sectors. Our goal is to be the best company to work for, buy from and invest in.

The Business and Technology Services (BTS) Division is headquartered in Ottawa. This division augments customer workforces with flexible short and long-term placements of individuals and teams, provides access to critical recruiting capabilities and delivers outsourcing services for a variety of technical and professional functions. Our strength lies in understanding clients' needs, recruiting highly qualified personnel who understand and meet those needs, and then effectively managing those personnel within our customers' framework. Calian's Systems Engineering Division (SED) plans, designs and implements complex communication systems for many of the world's space agencies and leading satellite manufacturers and operators. SED also provides contract manufacturing services for both private sector and military customers in North America.

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Contact Information

  • Ray Basler
    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Jacqueline Gauthier
    Chief Financial Officer