As a training systems integrator, CAE offers all the required capabilities for defence and security customers to cost-effectively conduct distributed mission operations and training. Our training devices have the ability to be connected to other systems, whether live or simulated, within a common battlespace. This provides the advantage for defence and security forces to train individually, as teams, or as joint operations with other services or nations regardless of where they are physically located in the world. We collaborate with our customers to integrate and test existing or new training devices onto their secure, internal networks, or we can also provide the infrastructure needed for networking to support distributed mission training. Our objective is to provide a networked, interoperable live-virtual-constructive (LVC) training system to help our customers cost-effectively prepare for their operational missions and requirements.
CAE is performing a range of upgrades to U.S. Air Force KC-135 operational flight trainers (OFTs) and KC-135 boom operator weapon systems trainers (BOWSTs) so that these KC-135 training devices can network as part of the Mobility Air Force (MAF) Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) program. KC-135 OFTs and BOWSTs are being certified to operate on the USAF’s Distributed Training Center Network (DTCN), which hosts any MAF DMO exercises. Upgrading the KC-135 aircrew training devices means they can be networked and connected to other platforms so that the USAF can conduct live-virtual-constructive (LVC) training on a secure and classified network.