Adacel joins CAE-led team in response to AIR 5428 Phase 3 solution for RAAF’s Future Air Mission Training

Adacel’s MaxSim. Sourced from Adacel
Adacel’s MaxSim. Sourced from Adacel

CAE Australia today announced that Adacel, a global leader in air traffic control training and simulation solutions, has joined the CAE-led Team AUStringer in response to the Commonwealth of Australia’s Project AIR 5428 Phase 3, for RAAF’s Future Air Mission Training System (F-AMTS).

Under the terms of collaboration, Adacel will support CAE Australia in the provision of state-of-the-art training solutions and services to deliver immersive Air Traffic Control (ATC) training seamlessly integrated within the F-AMTS located at RAAF Base East Sale, Victoria. Together with partners Adacel, Leidos, Milskil, and Nova Systems, CAE seeks to partner with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to deliver a world-class training institution for Australia’s Mission Aviators. Air Traffic Control (ATC) candidates and postgraduate students represent a significant number of Mission Aviators trained in Australia.

“As an Australian company, Adacel has been at the forefront of developing and deploying the world’s most widely used ATC Tower simulation and training solution,” said Daniel Verret, Adacel CEO. “With over a decade of experience supporting RAAF’s ATC training programs, we are thrilled to partner with CAE, a renowned global training solutions provider. Together, we aim to create and deliver advanced ATC solutions that offer a highly immersive training environment, to meet and surpass RAAF’s specific training goals.”

“Air Traffic Controllers play a vital role in ensuring aviation safety and facilitating efficient operations of aircraft,” said Matthew Sibree, Managing Director Indo-Pacific, CAE Defense & Security. “Military flight operations and military air traffic controllers make critical decisions, often under immense pressure, whilst operating in complex environments. The foundational skills and post-graduate qualifications developed through the AMTS are essential to ensuring each graduate is mission-ready.”

CAE and Team AUStringer are pleased to welcome Adacel to their expert air mission training team. Adacel joins a distinguished group unifying decades of global defence and security experience to offer the lowest-risk F-AMTS solution. CAE and Team AUStringer enable customers to protect national interests and assure the achievement of the Air Force’s operational goals, addressing the priorities set by the Australian Defence Strategic Review. 

As the prime contractor leading Team AUStringer, CAE leverages its global experience as a critical training and operational support provider, responsible for training military aviators and mariners for Australia and its allied partners: the Royal Australian Air Force, the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Navy, the U.S Navy, the U.S Air Force, the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy, and the Royal Canadian Air Force. CAE is transforming training and accelerating capability advancement for its customers with digitally immersive, adaptive, and enduring training and operational support solutions.

About Adacel

Established in 1987, Adacel is a publicly traded company listed on the ASX. The company plays a significant role in global air space safety. A world-leader in its industry, Adacel applies cutting-edge technologies to develop advanced air traffic control simulation and training systems and state-of-the art air traffic management solutions. Adacel’s customers include international air navigation service providers (ANSPs), military, defence & security organizations, universities, and airport authorities. More than 21% of the world’s airspace is managed with Adacel’s Aurora ATM software. MaxSim Tower Simulator and Training systems lead the industry with the highest number of installations worldwide. MaxSim is also the first ATC simulation system in the world to deliver Virtual and Mixed Reality training capabilities into the classroom. Adacel’s latest flagship system, REVAL, a digital Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower system delivers a wide spectrum of digital tower operational solutions, from consulting services to system design, development, deployment, and support. For more information, please visit

About CAE Defense & Security

CAE’s Defense & Security business unit is at the leading edge of digital innovation, providing training and mission support solutions across multi-domain operations – air, land, maritime, space and cyber.  Our training and operational support solutions support customers who operate in complex, high-stakes environments where mission readiness and successful outcomes are critical. CAE Defense & Security is the world’s leading pure play, platform independent training and simulation company serving the global defense market.

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 digitalise the physical world, deploying software-based simulation training and critical operations support solutions. Above all else, we empower pilots, cabin crew, 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 approximately 250 sites and training locations in over 40 countries. CAE represents more than 75 years of industry firsts—the highest-fidelity flight, mission and medical simulators and training programs powered by digital technologies. We embed sustainability in everything we do. Today and tomorrow, we’ll make sure our customers are ready for the moments that matter.

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