Through the acquisition of RTI International’s Technology Assisted Learning (TAL) business unit in 2011, CAE significantly expanded its land simulation and training offering, specifically for ground combat maintenance training systems. For over 20 years, this business has provided maintenance trainers for the U.S. Army's ground vehicles and battlefield systems, including the Abrams main battle tank, High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and Bradley infantry fighting vehicle. CAE designs, manufactures and delivers full-scale, high-fidelity maintenance trainers, and fully instrumented hands-on trainers (HOTs) as well as virtual desktop trainers for a wide range of modern armoured fighting vehicles, rocket systems, and other battlefield systems. Our solutions provide simulation-based training systems to help prepare operators and maintainers to handle the full spectrum of maintenance functions, including: familiarization with the vehicle and its subsystems; training on basic vehicle operations; understanding general and special diagnostic functions; and use of technical and training manuals. In early 2018, CAE was awarded a U.S. Army contract to develop two new Abrams tank driver stations with live-engine maintenance trainers to support diagnostic and troubleshooting maintenance training tasks.