Command and Staff Training
CAE's GESI (GEfechts-SImulation System, the German word for combat simulation system) is a constructive simulation system designed to run complex and comprehensive joint and combined exercises at both tactical and operational levels. CAE GESI is optimized for use for both computer assisted exercises (CAX) as well as classroom education and training. Land units are typically represented from the company to division level. In CAX mode, the CAE GESI system enables commanders and their staff to conduct normal training exercises in their regular command posts using live command and control systems. The commanders determine the course of the simulated combat scenario exercise by the decisions they make. Using regular tactical maps or command and control (C2) systems, the commanders receive situation reports from subordinate commanders at the CAE GESI workstations. The CAE GESI system is then used to represent the mission area, including entities such as weapons, vehicles, aircraft, ships, logistics, casualties and more.
CAE GESI is a high resolution simulation system that allows resolution down to single entities. Up to 32,000 entities such as weapons, vehicles, aircraft and more are available in an exercise.
In its classroom configuration, CAE GESI SiTA (Simulation-based Tactical training for military Academies) assists trainees on individual laptops to develop basic understanding of tactical principles. This foundational training serves to cement the underlying professional tenets of operations in the joint environment.
CAE GESI has been evolved to create CAE GESI EM (Emergency Management) which is an application that specifically permits civil emergency and interagency communities to practice for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief scenarios.