CAE Awarded Subcontract from BAE Systems to Support US Marine Corps Wargaming Centre
Global training system integrator, CAE announced that the company’s US wholly-owned subsidiary, CAE USA Mission Solutions Inc, has been awarded a subcontract from BAE Systems to support the prototype development of a new Wargaming Centre to be built at Marine Corps Base Quantico.
BAE Systems is one of three prime contractors selected for an 18-month cloud modelling and simulation development phase that will leverage a range of advanced digital technologies, including artificial intelligence, game theory, predictive data analytics and multi-domain synthetic environments. The objective is to provide the US Marine Corps with a more immersive and data-driven synthetic environment to be used for evaluating and analysing capability development, operational plans, and wargaming processes.
As part of the BAE Systems industry team, CAE USA Mission Solutions will provide simulation expertise and synthetic environment development services, including weather modelling, terrain generation and 3D data visualisation.
“The Marine Corps Wargaming Centre is yet another example of our military services beginning to harness the power of digital technologies and synthetic environments for planning, analysis, training and decision support,” said President and General Manager, CAE USA, Ray Duquette. “Our expertise related to data fusion and visualisation are a perfect complement to the industry team led by BAE Systems that will develop a next-generation wargaming capability for the Marines.”
The Marine Corps Wargaming Capability initiative, which includes the new state-of-the-art Wargaming Centre, is led by the Marine Corps Systems Command. The goal is to create an analytically informed decision support capability that aids the Marine Corps with concept and combat development, force design and operational plan assessments.
“We are building on our experience supporting the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory Wargaming Division and partnering with digital technology experts such as CAE to produce an advanced prototype to help prepare an efficient, precise and consistent force capable of fighting future wars in multiple domains,” said Vice President and General Manager, BAE Systems Intelligence Solutions business, Peder Jungck. – shp/cae/nz (Photo: CAE)