CAE’s Training & Simulation Solutions at IDEX & NAVDEX

Photo © CAE: The Predator Mission Trainer developed by CAE and GA-ASI for the Italian Air Force is capable of delivering zero flight time training19.02.2019 UAE
CAE’s Training & Simulation Solutions at IDEX & NAVDEX

CAE’s Training & Simulation Solutions at IDEX & NAVDEX

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CAE, the global leader in training for defense, civil aviation and healthcare, is showcasing some of its world-class training and simulation solutions at IDEX and NAVDEX 2019, simultaneously held in Abu Dhabi (UAE) from 17-21 February.

CAE is a globally-recognized training systems integrator providing comprehensive training solutions to defense and security forces throughout the Middle East.

At IDEX, CAE is demonstrating its solutions for remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) training, including the RQ-1E training program that it is delivering to the UAE Air Force, as well as its integrated and immersive synthetic environments. CAE is also highlighting the turnkey flight training organization (FTO) solutions its offers to customers to help produce next-generation military pilots.

At NAVDEX, CAE is showcasing its training systems integration capabilities by demonstrating VSTEP’s maritime simulation solutions, which will be integrated by CAE as part of the overall training solution for the UAE Naval Training Centre that is nearing completion.

CAE is a world-class training systems integrator that offers integrated live-virtual-constructive (LVC) training solutions across air, naval, land and public safety. CAE designs and delivers turnkey training centers, training services, and simulation products and capabilities for our customers. We are committed to being our customer’s partner of choice to help enhance safety, efficiency and readiness.

On 08 May 2017, CAE it was awarded a US$ 41 million contract by the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide the UAE Air Force and Air Defense with a comprehensive training solution for remotely piloted aircraft (RPA).

Under the terms of the five-year contract, CAE will deliver an integrated training solution that includes academic, simulator, and live flying training for the UAE Air Force's fleet of RPA systems. CAE's local UAE-based company, CAE Maritime Middle East LLC, will serve as the prime contractor and program management company in Abu Dhabi.

Among other RPAS, UAE is flying an undisclosed number of Predator XP UAVs, used under the designation RQ-1E. This USD197 million deal was announced at IDEX 2015, with the last system delivered in February 2017. 

CAE will support the UAE Air Force and Air Defense in establishing a training centre where all RPA type conversion and mission training will be conducted. CAE will design and develop the courseware and comprehensive curriculum for academic and classroom training, including fundamentals courses for RPA pilots and sensor operators as well as courses specific to the UAE Air Force’s medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) RPA platforms such as the General Atomics Predator family of RPAs.

To support the ground-based training system, CAE will deliver a full suite of synthetic training equipment, including desktop trainers, sensor operator trainers, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) mission trainers and high-fidelity, type-specific mission trainers. In addition to delivering the classroom and simulator training, CAE instructors will provide the live flying instruction for UAE Air Force RPA aircrews.

CAE will also support the Khalifa Bin Zayed Air College in the development of an RPA Pilot Fundamentals training course as well as training instruction to be delivered as part of the cadet curriculum at the air college. 

The UAS mission trainers and type-specific mission trainer will include the CAE Medallion-6000 image generator with Common Database (CDB) architecture, which was recently adopted by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) as an international standard for the creation of synthetic environment databases. This common software and standardization, which are also being deployed on naval and helicopter training systems that CAE is currently developing for the UAE, will further enhance networked, interoperable mission training across the UAE Armed Forces. 

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