CAE today announced that Germany's Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has accepted as ready-for-training the latest generation CAE GESI command and staff training system. The next-generation CAE GESI constructive simulation system is now being used at the German Army Combat Simulation Center located in Wildflecken.

The CAE GESI constructive simulation software is a sophisticated synthetic environment that allows commanders to train command and control procedures under realistic conditions. The CAE GESI software simulates the complete mission area, but commanders have the responsibility to take action and make decisions based on how the simulated exercises evolve. 

"The latest version of CAE GESI delivers a range of enhancements and improvements that enable the German Army to train commanders and their staffs in the whole range of actual missions they might be facing," said Ian Bell, CAE's Vice President and Business Leader, Military - Europe. "We will be making continuous improvements in the GESI software that will allow the German Army and other GESI customers to conduct more exercises at the battalion and brigade levels in a simulated environment."

The acceptance as ready-for-training for the latest generation CAE GESI software is a major milestone of an ongoing product improvement program that will continue with the release of an enhanced version in mid-2014. 

CAE has been making improvements to the CAE GESI constructive simulation software aimed at enabling the brigade level and below to train for a range of missions.  For the first time, the CAE GESI software covers the entire intensity and spectrum of land-based operations for both national and international exercises. The CAE GESI software is now equipped with an easy-to-use exercise editor, comprehensive after-action-review capability, and improved interoperability with other command and control (C2) systems. The CAE GESI system also features emergency management training capabilities to ensure that military, civil crisis and emergency staffs are prepared and ready for a range of crisis situations.

CAE is a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence. The company employs approximately 8,000 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in approximately 30 countries. CAE offers civil aviation, military and helicopter training services in more than 45 locations worldwide and trains approximately 100,000 crew members yearly. In addition, the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy offers training to aspiring pilot cadets in 11 CAE-operated flight schools. CAE's business is diversified, ranging from the sale of simulation products to providing comprehensive services such as training and aviation services, integrated enterprise solutions, in-service support and crew sourcing. The company applies simulation expertise and operational experience to help customers enhance safety, improve efficiency, maintain readiness and solve challenging problems. CAE is now leveraging its simulation capabilities in new markets such as healthcare and mining. More information can be found at www.cae.com.

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A photo of the next-generation CAE GESI command and staff training system is available at www.cae.com/photos

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Nathalie Bourque, Vice President, Public Affairs and Global Communications, 
(514) 734-5788, [email protected]

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(813) 887-1242, [email protected]

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Andrew Arnovitz, Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategy, 
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