Nov 28, 2022 — Orlando, FL — Today at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) CAE and Elbit Systems have officially unveiled they will pursue the Canadian Land Vehicle Crew Training System (LVCTS) program together.  CAE will act as the prime contractor and training system integrator, while Elbit will be the major subcontractor, furnishing key elements of its advanced suite of proven vehicle training tools and technologies.

The LVCTS program is a core component of the Canadian Army’s ongoing efforts to align and modernize its overall simulation and training approach.  The program will leverage advances in commercial hardware and software to supply an integrated, fully networked suite of low, medium, and high-fidelity simulators, as well as associated training support and learning management systems.  The CAE-LVCTS system will allow the Canadian Army to train individual soldiers and the wider combat team to higher levels of proficiency, and to sustain their skills, while reducing the Army’s reliance on expensive and environmentally costly live vehicle driver and combat system training.

“This agreement ensures that the LVCTS program will benefit from the very latest expertise and innovation in land systems training,” says CAE Defence and Security Vice President, France Hébert. “As Canada’s foremost training & simulation company, CAE will help train the next generation of Canadian Army soldiers, while helping grow Canadian small- and medium-sized businesses as well as local and Indigenous communities.”

“We are pleased to officially announce our participation alongside CAE in the LVCTS program,” says Elbit Simulation and Training Vice President, Alon Afik.  “Our goal is to work with CAE and the Canadian Armed Forces to provide a world-class land training program.  We will do this by bringing the best training technologies as well as our proven experience providing similar capabilities to militaries around the world, to help create a system built in Canada, for Canadians.”

The CAE / Elbit team is continuing to develop its strategic subcontractor options, and welcomes input from Canadian industry.  Firms not already in the CAE supply chain may register their interest at, and are encouraged to watch the CAE Defence & Security Canada land & joint program site for developments, at

About CAE

At CAE, we equip people in critical roles with the expertise and solutions to create a safer world. As a technology company, we digitalize the physical world, deploying simulation training and critical operations support solutions. Above all else, we empower pilots, airlines, defence and security forces, and healthcare practitioners to perform at their best every day and when the stakes are the highest. Around the globe, we’re everywhere customers need us to be with more than 13,000 employees in more than 200 sites and training locations in over 40 countries. CAE represents 75 years of industry firsts—the highest-fidelity flight and mission simulators, surgical manikins, and personalized training programs powered by artificial intelligence. We’re investing our time and resources into building the next generation of cutting-edge, digitally immersive training and critical operations solutions while keeping positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact at the core of our mission. Today and tomorrow, we’ll make sure our customers are ready for the moments that matter.


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Trade Media, Defense & Security

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About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios, cyber-based systems and munitions. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.