OverviewThe use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) by defence forces globally has grown over the past decade, and is only expected to continue to grow significantly. In addition, unmanned systems will be used increasingly for commercial applications such as remote inspection of pipelines and hydroelectric installations, surveillance of forest fires, observation of critical natural resources, assessing natural disasters and a range of other applications. This increase in the use of UAS capabilities results in the need to have more highly skilled UAS pilots, sensor operators, and mission commanders combined with the ability to provide decision-making support.As a leading provider of modelling and simulation solutions, CAE has developed competencies and leading-edge technologies that are directly applicable to a range of UAS operations. CAE offers UAS mission training solutions, comprehensive in-service support solutions, and is developing the capability to offer commercial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services using unmanned systems.
The CAE UAS Mission Trainer combines an open architecture with commercial-off-the-shelf hardware and simulation software that minimizes the use of proprietary designs to provide a comprehensive, platform-agnostic training system.
CAE and its partners are performing analysis and demonstration flights of the Aeronautics Dominator XP unmanned aerial system (UAS) in Alma, Quebec.
CAE offers civil aviation, military, and helicopter training services in more than 45 training centres worldwide and trains approximately 100,000 crewmembers annually.
Building on its 25-year experience of in-service support, CAE is now expanding its portfolio to the UAS market.