For many years, Montreal-based Canadian Aviation Electronics Ltd. (known by its acronym, CAE) has been one of the world’s top war-related industries. Widely-known as a “global leader” in simulation technology, its products are highly coveted for training military personnel in the use of many of the world’s most-deadly weapons delivery systems.

Major Defense Acquisition Programs
he Pentagon’s 2009 Budget Request Summary Justification provides a wishlist for $184 billion worth of "Major Weapons Systems." The "highest profile" of these programs, i.e., the most expensive ones are "designated as Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAP)."  CAE is one of nine "Secure Canada 2008" exhibitors that are involved in one or more these top MDAPs. For details, see "The Role of 'Secure Canada 2008' Exhibitors in America's MDAPs."

A few CAE links to Major Weapons Systems
(click on the images to find out more)

Australian Defence Force









Land Training Systems - Air Defence



Expérience - Services de soutien

Visual Training Solutions















Ballistic Missile Defence:
In October 2002, CAE announced that it was collaborating with Boeing, the world’s leading “missile defense” prime contractor. This was a breakthrough for the Canadian company because Boeing wanted CAE’s cutting-edge products not just to train soldiers how to use “missile defense” weapons systems, but for the very creation, design, testing, evaluation and development of these systems. CAE’s most significant contribution to Boeing’s “missile defense” work revolves around three simulation products, known as STRIVE, ITEMS and RAVE.  
Read about that more here.
Source: CAE, Canada’s Role in so called “Missile Defense.” Part I: NORAD, Government Largesse and the ABC’s of Corporate Complicity
Press for Conversion! June 2005.

Here are some examples from the CAE website about CAE technology and its application to the weapons systems of various military helicopters:

German Army: " train military pilots to use their weapon systems effectively in low level flight missions in day, night, or instrument flight conditions."
Israeli Air Force: "CAE has designed a sophisticated CH-53/UH-60 Helicopter Aircrew Weapon Systems Trainer (HAWST) for the Israeli Air Force."
Royal Air Force of Oman: "Advanced simulations for the defensive aids suite, radar system, and weapon systems of the Super Lynx helicopter are also included."
Australian Navy: "CAE has designed a SH-2G Super Seasprite Full Mission Flight Simulator...[which] features...weapons and sensor systems."
UK Navy Merlin: "designed to train tactical crewmembers in the use and operation of all avionics, weapons, sensors, and software systems installed in the aircraft."
Korean AH-1 and S-70: "CAE designed two training devices... [including]  an AH-1 Cobra Weapon Systems Trainer"

Source: Read more here about 13 Varieties of Military Helicopters

6 Varieties of Military fighter/bomber jets
11 other Varieties of Warplanes

Tanks and Artillery
6 Varieties of Tanks and Artillery applications

Weapons-related Modelling & Simulation
9 examples of Modelling & Simulation programs for weapons-related systems

Weapons related Support Services
9 examples of Support Services Programs for Weapons systems

Click here to see a list of 75 webpages within the CAE website that refer to the company's involvement with "weapons" technology

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This webpage was produced by the
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)

as part of the COAT campaign to oppose 
"Secure Canada 2008" (Sept.30-Oct.1, 2008)