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4 - 6 October 2022

DEFSEC Atlantic

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Skilled at sea. Trained by CAE

CAE's team looks forward to welcoming you to DEFSEC Atlantic this year. Please join us at booth B801 and discover CAE’s naval training solutions and how we are harnessing the power of digital technologies, artificial intelligence, synthetic environments, and big data to develop and implement systems today, that address tomorrow’s naval training challenges.

In Canada, CAE is a key contributor to the Halifax Class Modernization In-Service Support project. We provide training analysis and human factors engineering for the Canadian Surface Combatant project, support CH-148 Cyclone operations, and continue to provide and support the Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) sensor used by the CP-140 Aurora in its ASW role. In the future, CAE eagerly anticipates the opportunity to bring forward a new generation of naval training capabilities in support of the Future Naval Training System for the Royal Canadian Navy.

CAE at DEFSEC Atlantic

CAE is harnessing the power of digital technologies, artificial intelligence, synthetic environments, and big data to develop and implement systems that address today’s military training challenges as they operate across multiple domains.

To schedule an appointment to meet with our team during DEFSEC Atlantic, click here.

DEFSEC Atlantic

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

October 4-6, 2022

Booth: B801


Wendy Stough
CAE Defense & Security
Marketing & Communications, Senior Manager
T. +1 813 517-2195
C. +1 813 233-6409
E. [email protected]

& Security
CAE Naval Training Solutions

At DEFSEC 2022 learn more about the transformative capabilities being delivered by our naval solutions team. CAE has designed and delivered purpose-built naval training facilities, courseware, multi-purpose reconfigurable training solutions for bridge, machinery control and operations room training, integrated whole-ship collective training suites, and high-fidelity synthetic environments. Our maintenance training capabilities are second-to-none. Our digital frameworks underpin the effective development, delivery, and management of training, while our AI-based automated assessment tools provide our clients with metrics-based insights that maximize the performance of students, individually and collectively.

CAE has four decades of experience supporting the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Canada’s defence research program through our modeling and simulation, training, and human factors engineering capabilities. Building on this experience, we are making important contributions to Canadian naval capability through our involvement in the Halifax Class Modernization In-Service Support (HCM ISS) and Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) projects.

CAE RISE Data Analytics Supplement Kongsberg K-Sim Bridge Training

CAE has adapted its Real-time Insights and Standardized Evaluation (RISE) product to enhance naval training. CAE Rise is a data-driven training system that leverages big data analytics to make training more objective, efficient and effective. A proven training system with CAE's global civil and military aviation customers, CAE RISE measures trainee performance in a simulator against pre-defined standards. CAE Rise fosters student-centric learning, it reduces the instructor's assessment workload and provides objective real-time insights into student performance which can be used for more effective coaching during the lesson. The student benefits from more focused coaching and feedback tailored to their strengths and weaknesses. Analysis of results for multiple students and cohorts over time identifies opportunities for training continuous improvement. By interfacing CAE RISE to Kongsberg Digital's K-Sim Navigation (ship's bridge) simulator and defining relevant scenarios, CAE and Kongsberg Digital are optimizing training efficacy for bridge watchkeepers.

Visit our booth during DEFSEC Atlantic for a Man Overboard scenario demonstration.

Canadian Surface Combatant

CAE is a Tier-1 partner to combat systems integrator Lockheed Martin Canada, and a proud member of the industry team designing the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC). As a leading provider of training and operational support solutions to global defence forces, CAE is supporting the development of the Training Plan, and leading development of the Training Needs Analysis and Training Media Analysis for combat systems. In addition, CAE is charged with leading the Human Factors Engineering effort for the ship's critical spaces, using human-centered design principles to optimize platform mission effectiveness. CAE is also supporting the design, implementation and operation of the CSC project's Integrated Data Environment (IDE), helping to safeguard CSC project data against increasing cyber threats while improving performance and user experience. During the Implementation Phase, we anticipate continuing to lead the Human Factors Engineering effort while providing modern, engaging training solutions for critical ship systems.

CAE Australia has been awarded the Platforms and Systems Training Contract (PSTC) by the Royal Australian Navy, responding to the need for improving quality, efficiency, modernisation, and remote capability in training.

Under a 5-year agreement, CAE Australia will transform how future training is delivered for mariners across multiple systems and vessels. The adoption of CAE’s innovative techniques enables the Royal Australian Navy to accelerate training throughput and enhance how sustainable distributed training is delivered - on-site, in port, and at sea.

CAE Naval Combat System Simulator (NCSS)

CAE's experience building simulation technology for Canadian customers has resulted in the creation of our Naval Combat System Simulator (NCSS) product line. NCSS is based on Multi-purpose Reconfigurable Trainers (MRT) that can represent any system or collection of systems on any ship. At the core of the Royal Swedish Navy's Naval Warfare Training System (NWTS) and the United Arab Emirates Navy's Naval Doctrine and Combat Training Centre (NDCTC), NCSS trains sailors and officers in multiple naval warfare areas.


CAE is the world leader in the design, manufacture, and integration of digital magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) systems for Anti-Submarine Warfare. The company has been designing MAD systems for over 40 years and has delivered over 2,000 MAD systems and equipment to military forces around the world including the ASQ-508 for the CP-140M.

The latest CAE MAD system is called CAE ASQ-252 (V) MAD-XR (Magnetic Anomaly Detection-Extended Role) and is significantly more compact than previous CAE MAD systems. CAE MAD-XR is a magnetic anomaly detection sensor with reduced size, weight, and power requirements allowing the MAD system to be extended to smaller platforms such as unmanned aerial systems (UASs), helicopters, small fixed-wing aircraft, as well as Unmanned Surface and Underwater Vehicles. The CAE MAD-XR has been in production since 2020 with systems being delivered to several customers including the United States Navy (USN) for the MH60R and Japan for the P1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

CAE VISTA – Virtual ISR Training Application

CAE Virtual Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance Training Application (VISTA) provides real-time dynamic feeds from virtual C4ISR assets and fed directly to intelligence screeners and C2 terminals. Controlled in real-time, VISTA can provide C4ISR professionals a dedicated, highly affordable, stand-alone access to train, conduct mission rehearsal, or assess their operational plans on any mission set from initial preparation of the operational environment (IPOE) to real-time interdiction support and strike, and all-domain near-peer targeting.

Cloud-ready, VISTA is compliant with the USAF’s Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) standards and can link multiple US and coalition partners for small- or large-scale mission training and exercises. Its containerized architecture allows it to be installed as part of any centralized or local cloud system to scale support across any JADC2 enterprise. VISTA is a key enabler for a true, common virtual training environment for the joint force.

NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC)

CAE is the prime contractor responsible for the NFTC program that produces qualified military pilots for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and other global defence customers. The NFTC program utilizes more than 700,000 square kilometres of low level flying air space at 15 Wing Moose Jaw and 4 Wing Cold Lake and since inception of the NFTC program in 2000, over 2,400 pilots have been trained and more than 450,000 hours of live flying training have been delivered.

In 2022 the Government of Canada (GC) extended the contract for the NFTC program through 2027. With the extension of the NFTC contract with CAE and aligning it with the Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) program managed by KF Aerospace, the GC now has both of its existing pilot training programs contracted through 2027. This will enable the GC to effect an orderly transition to the next-generation Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) program.


SkyAlyne is a partnership between CAE and KF Aerospace, two Canadian aviation and defence leaders joining to provide a truly Canadian solution to the Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) Program.

We are a team of defence and aviation industry experts from across Canada, ready to help prepare the next generation of Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilots and aircrew. With our vast expertise and deep ties to Canada’s military, we can provide the best innovative training solution, the lowest transition risk, and optimal benefits to Canada’s economic and strategic goals through the FAcT program.

Hear more from Abir Kazan, Capture Manager, SkyAlyne
Team SkyGuardian RPAS

CAE is proud to be a part of Team SkyGuardian together with General Atomics Aeronautical to provide MQ-9B SkyGuardian training and in-service support for Canada’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) program.

CAE will play a significant role in the Team SkyGuardian Canada solution, including the development, delivery, and operation of the comprehensive training system. CAE will also deliver sustainment products and in-service support for the RPAS systems, including maintenance, engineering, and program management.

For more info please visit the Team SkyGuardian Canada Website

CAE Joint Terminal Control Training Rehearsal System (JTC-TRS)

The JTC TRS is a mission critical simulation system used to train new Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) to provide close air support by controlling aircraft weapons delivery on enemy forces. It is a fully immersive system enabling JTACs to train for complex missions in a simulated and controlled environment. The JTC TRS training system offers three configurations for JTAC training: a 270-degree field of view projected dome, a desktop configuration with flat screens, and a deployable configuration with a small footprint for individual training. Our dome and desktop configurations are Distributed Mission Operations Network (DMON) capable and provide pilot and instructor stations as well as emulated military equipment to enhance the training environment. Additionally, JTC TRS system includes the Joint Theater Air-Ground Simulation System (JTAGSS), which provides a live-virtual-construction and DMON enabled training environment for Air Support Operations Center personnel to coordinate air delivered fires on the battlefield.

The JTC TRS is being developed by CAE USA in Arlington, Texas and currently delivers to 38 designated training locations around the world. CAE USA will support the installation and ongoing maintenance of the simulation systems required for Joint Terminal Attack Controller training.

Land Vehicle Crew Training System (LVCTS) program

The Land Vehicle Crew Training System (LVCTS) program will be the most significant technological step forward in training ever implemented by the Canadian Army. Using a tightly integrated mix of high-fidelity full-motion simulators, medium-fidelity training devices with advanced imagery and representative equipment, and lower-fidelity part-task trainers, soldiers will learn to operate key vehicle driving and combat systems on the Leopard tank, Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV6), and Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) platforms. Training will take place in purpose-built facilities at up to five training locations across the country and will make provision not only for building individual driver and gunnery skills, but also for enhancing combat team operations, and joint force integration. Drawing upon its significant pedigree of supplying advanced simulation and training products and services to the Canadian Armed Forces and militaries around the world, CAE in company with its LVCTS team intends to offer a full suite of training technologies, including systems to streamline training preparation and delivery, options for reducing reliance on scarce line instructional personnel, and mature, proven technologies to dynamically adapt training delivery and content to Canadian Army soldier’s needs – including remotely or in austere locations where supplemental or mission-specific training is required.

Connect with our team to learn more
France Hebert
France Hebert
Vice-President and General Manager, CAE Defence & Security - Canada
Steven Marsden
Steven Marsden P.Eng., PMP, CD
Manager, Business Development – Naval – CAE Canada Defence & Security
Wendy Stough
Phone: +1-813-233-6409
[email protected]
Damien Moscetti
Phone: +49 152 9000 4077
[email protected]