RAN partners with CAE on new training systems

The Royal Australian Navy will use “innovative new training systems” as part of a plan to grow its workforce to more than 20,000 personnel by 2040.

The new Navy Training Force Platform and Systems Training contract with CAE Australia will provide essential platform and systems training to Navy personnel ashore.

Deputy Defense Minister Matt Thistlethwaite said the Navy’s ability to operate and sustain current and future capabilities is fundamental to the Defense mission.

“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,” said Deputy Minister Thistlethwaite.

“The new training model will be flexible and shore-based, meaning Navy personnel will spend less time away from home and have better access to training tailored to their needs.”

Beginning in January 2023, the $50 million contract will bundle the provision of training services for the Canberra-class helicopter landing dock, Hobart-class guided-missile destroyer, auxiliary tanker refueling supply class, the Huon-class minehunter and related cross-platform courses.

Previously delivered as separate contracts, the consolidated delivery of training services in partnership with Navy training personnel will provide new opportunities for innovation and efficiency in training content and delivery.