• Credit: CAE Australia
    Credit: CAE Australia

Training is one of the best insurance policies that a defence force can invest in. Entering the battlespace, commanders need the assurance that their forces are prepared for the complexity of the operating environment. The modern warfighter must be trained to operate with increased integration and speed in tactical decision-making, backed by the trust and capabilities of their team, unit, or a joint force against peer or near-peer adversaries.

That confidence that your personnel are equipped with the experience and skills to perform at the required operational level and pace, is the product of enhanced levels of sustained training from individual basic through to joint training in a coalition setting. The more realistic the training environment is, the more experienced people will become to deliver winning outcomes.

Though, this cannot be achieved solely with traditional cookie-cutter approaches to training, live exercises, or on-the-job skills development – for the resources, funding, instructional and maintenance capabilities that are required will not withstand the pressure of increased training schedules over time.

Global defence forces are quickly modernising their approach to training delivery, transforming their training continuum with CAE to rely more heavily on synthetic training devices, integrated learning management systems, and next-generation tools like artificial intelligence to better support and invest in their greatest asset – their personnel.

For Navy, this can drive increased efficiency of training, reduced time at sea, reduced burden on operational vessels and more complex cross-platform and joint training being completed. Such focus is vital for Australia, should it seek to accelerate speed to capability, raise the next generation of prepared personnel, and maintain a competitive edge across air, land, and maritime domains.

Harnessing the power of live-virtual-constructive training environments

By leveraging the latest in Live-Virtual-Constructive (LVC) environments and sophisticated Learning Management Systems (LMS), operators can adopt an intelligent approach to training that utilises a centralised and data-driven architecture to monitor, adjust, and optimise the development of personnel, of any and every specialisation, in line with regional regulatory requirements.

Australia’s personnel are faced with an immense level of pressure on their decision-making capability when performing defensive or offensive operations in complex environments. By investing in the right training constructs to develop basic skills and nurture advanced expertise in cyber-hardened and secure virtual environments, operators can replicate any level of intensity or threat to achieve much greater results in virtual training than in traditional live exercises.

Management solutions such as Adaptive Learning Environments (ALE) can be introduced to personalise a student’s learning journey to proficiency, using techniques such as powerful user interfaces, gamification, and curriculum mapping to deliver immediate feedback and empower self-paced learning. These advances in virtual training are now providing visibility into student stressors, engagement, and cognitive workload levels to help retain and nurture the skills required to operate highly advanced platforms and systems in complex individual and team environments.

As we move towards a more demanding operational model for training schedules, integrating these advances in the science of learning and enhanced decision-making capability with artificial intelligence (AI) is providing new insights into how humans can train and perform more efficiently. By building an evolvable and flexible approach to training that appeals to the next-generation learner, CAE is helping to aid retention and return a maximum rate of investment and student throughput for the employer.

Ready to deliver, with local expertise and global experience

CAE’s training capabilities are far greater than producing the full-flight mission simulators it has been widely known for over 75 years. Globally, CAE designs, develops, and maintains an array of high-fidelity training systems, tools, and devices, but we are also excelling in the delivery of innovative and immersive training methodologies that embrace emerging learning methodologies.

Combining the local expertise of industry-leading instructors, engineers, academics, Veterans, and technical specialists, CAE is at the forefront of incorporating solutions to help local customers objectively measure student progress and proficiency to graduate highly qualified personnel on time. The sheer number of personnel that is trained using this method is globally unmatched – partnering with over 40 defence forces to successfully train 100,000+ personnel each year.

CAE remains hyper-focused on our investment in training solutions to help our customers improve students’ skills and throughput rates by critically understanding the challenges that our local customers face. CAE is proud to present student-centric solutions to enable defence forces to train more frequently and effectively, preparing them for the mission ahead.

Leveraging its global experience in delivering training solutions to Five-Eye forces, CAE Australia integrates innovative synthetic training technology and modern learning methodologies to propose a world-class training institution for Australia’s Defence Force. To see how, visit our website.

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