Elbit Systems and CAE have signed an agreement
to jointly pursue United Kingdom Ministry of Defence training
opportunities that fall under the Defence Operational Training
Capability (Air) programme (DOTC-A).
The two companies
will collaborate to pursue both the DOTC(A) Core System and
Services (DCS&S) project as well as the Typhoon Future Synthetic
Training (TFST) project.
According to the UK MOD, the DOTC(A) programme
and the specific training opportunities that fall under the
overall programme are expected to enable the Royal Air Force to
better train together as a total force, support the Defence-wide
requirement to download live training into the synthetic
environment and allow a rebalancing of live/synthetic training.
“Elbit Systems has a wealth of experience
developing and delivering Fast Jet Mission Training Centres,” said
Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK. “We are pleased to work
with CAE on this important synthetic training programme for the UK
MOD. We recognise that DOTC(A) will set the standard for training
UK defence personnel for the next thirty years and beyond.
Together ESUK and CAE UK believe we can deliver the innovative
technology and world leading simulation to achieve this.”
Jonathan Browning, Vice President of Strategy
and Business Development, CAE UK plc, said, “We recognise defence
forces are looking to increasingly leverage synthetic environments
for more of the operational and mission training they need to
conduct, and the UK MOD’s Defence Operational Training Capability
programme aims to address these requirements. CAE
brings a great deal of experience and expertise as a
training systems integrator, and partnering with Elbit Systems
will enable us to bring the UK MOD proven, low-risk distributed
mission training capabilities that are integrated and
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