News Releases 2000
August 02, 2000
CAE/Computing Devices Canada Team Selected for Canadian Navy Victoria Class Submarine Command Team Trainer Options Analysis Study
CAE today announced that its Marine Controls Division with its partner, Computing Devices Canada, have been selected to execute the Victoria Class (ex-Upholder) Submarine Command Team Trainer (SCTT) Options Analysis Study. The study encompasses the analysis of three submarine trainer options as follows: 1. utilizing Victoria Class existing full military equipment, 2. simulating/emulating the submarine command team trainer environment, or 3. a combination of the previous two. The study will assist the Canadian Navy in determining the optimum training programme, and lead to the issuing of a Request for Proposal for the SCTT contract in early 2001. The value of the contract was not disclosed.
CAE is the controls & instrumentation integrator for the Royal Navy Astute Class Submarines, and are world leaders in the provision of Integrated Platform Management Systems and Trainers for premier navies worldwide. The company also recently announced that it had been selected, as part of a consortium, as the preferred supplier for the Astute Class Submarine Training Service contract. Computing Devices Canada has a 40-year history in the fields of acoustics, undersea warfare system design, and training. Having developed naval systems for the navies of Canada, Belgium, Portugal and Sweden, Computing Devices Canada is ready to contribute its extensive operational naval experience towards the development of the SCTT options. As a member of the General Dynamics family of companies, Computing Devices Canada also enjoys a unique relationship with the Electric Boat Corporation, the world's largest submarine designer.
"CAE and CDC are well positioned to bring their combined expertise to support the Canadian Navy for trainers and training/services contracts and are delighted to have been awarded the SCTT Options Analysis Study," said Rashid Khan, CAE's Executive Vice President, Marine Controls.