CAE USA awarded rapid prototype, enhancing mission readiness of U.S. Army

CAE USA has been awarded the U.S. Army's Phase II rapid prototyping effort supporting the Soldier Virtual Trainer (SVT) program.

The Other Transactional Authority award is a 20-month effort to finalize the prototype of the Weapons Skills Development, the SVT Core computational system, and the Intelligent Tutor. The award to CAE follows a two-year selection process that included a broad industry participation, a down selection for live solution demonstration, and a head-to-head competition for a single-year development to the US Army.

As a component of the Synthetic Training Environment (STE), the SVT prototype extends the U.S. Army’s capabilities to empower soldier-led training at the point of need. During Phase I, CAE collaborated with industry leaders and team partners, including Serious Simulations, Haptech, FAAC, 4C Strategies, and Odyssey Arm to develop the next generation of virtual training solutions for the U.S. Army.

“Delivering point-of-need training technology combined with advanced learning science is a strength of our Defense & Security mission,” says Daniel Gelston, Group President, CAE Defense & Security. “Aligned with U.S. Army training modernization objectives, CAE’s expertise with synthetic training environments provides effective operational readiness to our soldiers.”

The SVT program is part of the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) modernization effort to deliver a Synthetic Training Environment that will transform how the U.S. Army trains its soldiers to meet the demands of future missions. The program will integrate several individual soldier training capabilities into a next-generation training system for use simultaneously or individually. It is expected to replace legacy training systems and fill critical training gaps, providing soldiers the repetition necessary to train and succeed in multi-domain operations. 

The Soldier Virtual Trainer prototype and other agile solutions for next-generation capabilities are a priority of CAE Defense & Security to address the adapting needs of global customers in alignment with modernization priorities.

About CAE’s Defense & Security business unit

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 digitalize the physical world, deploying software-based simulation training and critical operations support solutions. Above all else, we empower pilots, cabin crew, airlines, defense 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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