CAE USA will develop prototype to enhance processing, delivery and operational use of 3D geospatial data

CAE will support the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) in making 3D geospatial data more
CAE will support the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) in making 3D geospatial data more interoperable and accessible.

CAE today announced that CAE USA has been awarded a contract by the Army Contracting Command-Orlando to lead the Beyond 3D prototype development and integration efforts for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA).

The Beyond 3D project, led by the Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX), aims to accelerate NGA’s ability to process, exploit, disseminate and generate 3D geospatial data to support real-time analysis, mission planning and tactical operations. TReX is a unique public/private partnership between industry and the United States Department of Defense focused on how modeling, simulation and training can be used to increase Warfighter readiness.

The total value of the NGA Beyond 3D prototype project, if all options are exercised, is more than US$37 million.

“The Beyond 3D prototype project for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency is yet another example of how we are leveraging CAE’s modeling and simulation expertise for mission and operations support across the multi-domain environment,” said Dan Gelston, Group President, Defense & Security, CAE. “Digital technologies, big data architectures, machine learning and artificial intelligence are all coming together to transform how agencies like NGA can support planning, preparation and operations. CAE is pleased to be at the forefront of this digital revolution where synthetic environments play an increasingly important role for multi-domain operations.”

The Beyond 3D prototype project for NGA will leverage the United States Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) Automating the Rapid Generation of 3D Geospatial Data (RAPID 3D) prototype and advance the development for broader NGA-specific uses across the Department of Defense and U.S. intelligence agencies. Ultimately, the goal of the Beyond 3D system is to improve NGA’s ability to deliver geo-specific, real-world 3D content in real-time to end-user’s needing the content for analysis, planning and decision-support.

About CAE

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 are developed and delivered to customers who operate in complex, high-stakes environments where mission readiness and successful outcomes are critical. Our acquisition of L3Harris’ Military Training business in 2021, including Link and Doss Aviation, has enabled us to create the world’s leading pure play, platform agnostic training and simulation company serving the global defence market.

CAE is a high technology company, at the leading edge of digital immersion, providing solutions to make the world a safer place. Backed by a record of more than 70 years of industry firsts, we continue to reimagine the customer experience and revolutionize training and operational support solutions in civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare. We are the partner of choice to customers worldwide who operate in complex, high-stakes and largely regulated environments, where successful outcomes are critical. As testament to our customers’ ongoing needs for our solutions, over 60 percent of CAE’s revenue is recurring in nature. We have the broadest global presence in our industry, with approximately 11,000 employees, 160 sites, and training locations in over 35 countries.

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