The Royal Australian Navy has awarded CAE Australia Pty Ltd. a contract to supply integrated platforms and systems training for its future mariners.
The $50 million AUD ($34 million) deal covers operational training for Hobart-class guided missile destroyers, Huon-class minehunters, Canberra-class landing helicopter docks, Supply-class auxiliary oiler replenishment, and related cross-platform courses.
The program will be delivered on-site, in port, and at sea.
CAE will collaborate with the University of South Wales, Navantia Australia, MMC Learning and Development, and 3by3 Solutions “to present a diverse, innovative, and enduring enhancement to naval technical training.”
“The Royal Australian Navy has developed the Navy Mastery Model to shape the process of learning for future mariners, enabling them to achieve competency and to fight and win at sea,” CAE Australia Pty Ltd. Indo-Pacific Managing Director Matthew Sibree said.
Expanding Australian Naval Workforce
The five-year contract supports the Australian government’s plan to grow its naval workforce to 20,000 by 2040. It will commence in January 2023
“Consolidating platform and systems training into a single contract will allow the Navy to deliver trained sailors to the fleet faster than ever before, generating a capable, productive and skilled workforce,” Assistant Defence Minister Matt Thistlethwaite said.
“The new training model will be flexible and based on-shore, meaning Navy personnel will spend less time away from home and have greater access to training that suits their needs,” he added.
CAE Training in the US Military
CAE provides military training programs for international mariners and aircrews.
The firm currently supports US Navy training in multiple naval aviation capabilities and bridge training for Littoral Combat Ships.
It also works on the US Army’s Maritime Integrated Training System.