CAE bags $1-B training contract with CRAF, U.S. Army
Jan13

CAE bags $1-B training contract with CRAF, U.S. Army

Simulation technology company CAE announced a major win on Thursday with the conclusion of negotiations of two long-term training contracts with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the United States Army worth $1 billion, including options. The contract which the Montreal, the Que.-based company signed with Canada’s Air Force involves the modification and extension to 2023 of the...

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Meet Santa’s Canadian escort pilots and trackers
Dec21

Meet Santa’s Canadian escort pilots and trackers

Special bulletin from the Royal Canadian Air Force The Canadian NORAD Region (CANR) is set to kick off the 61st anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey from the North Pole with the naming of escort pilots and tracking crews for the important job. “The responsibility of keeping watchful eyes over North American airspace 24/7 rests with our men and...

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Canadian Patrol Concentration puts soldier skills to the test
Nov25

Canadian Patrol Concentration puts soldier skills to the test

By Capt. Graham Kallos  Wainwright, AB— Wainwright, and November. Two words that, when uttered to a member of the Canadian Army, will usually result in a long-distance stare and a grimace. The fourth annual Canadian Patrol Concentration will see 26 teams, each comprised of eight soldiers, deploy to the Wainwright Training Area in order to participate in a grueling test of...

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103 SAR Squadron tops competition in Yellowknife
Sep29

103 SAR Squadron tops competition in Yellowknife

In the spirit of traditional, friendly competition during National Search and Rescue Exercise,  103 SAR Squadron from 9 Wing Gander, N.L., emerged with the Diamond Trophy by winning best overall SAR squadron after five intense exercise days. The exercise conducted in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, from September 18-24 highlighted the importance of conducting real-world SAR missions and training to ensure...

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CAE bags $120-M in defence contracts
Sep13

CAE bags $120-M in defence contracts

Training solutions for operators of United States Armed Force’ surveillance and killer drones topped the list of equipment recently sold by defence and security company CAE to military services around the world. The global company, which has regional operations in Canada, yesterday said it has won in excess of $120 million in defence contracts to provide a range of...

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VR, gaming technology and training the future soldier
Aug26

VR, gaming technology and training the future soldier

Gaming techniques and virtual reality technology is poised for rapid growth in the military simulation training market. Technologies and gadgets more familiarly seen in computer game consoles are increasingly making their way to simulation-based systems meant to train armoured vehicle drivers, naval gunnery personnel, pilots, maintenance crews, and more. The global military simulation and virtual reality-based training market are...

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