CAE awarded USSOCOM contract for OGC CDB rapid prototyping

CAE of Tampa, FL announced on May 8 that CAE USA’s wholly-owned subsidiary, CAE USA Mission Solutions Inc (MSI), has been awarded a contract by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to support Open Geospatial Consortium Common Database (OGC CDB) rapid prototyping.

Under terms of the contract, CAE USA MSI will enhance mission readiness by helping USSOCOM address challenges with simulation interoperability.

CAE originally designed and developed the Common Database (CDB) for USSOCOM.  In 2016, the Open Geospatial Consortium, an international consortium developing geospatial standards and interoperable solutions, approved the CDB as an OGC standard.  The OGC CDB brings together the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) and modelling and simulation industries to establish greater interoperability in the use of geospatial data.

“CAE USA Mission Solutions will extend and advance prototypes developed for the United States Special Operations Command with the objective of enabling a new national capability that combines simulation and gaming for interoperable training and mission rehearsal,” said Ray Duquette, President and General Manager, CAE USA.  “This program will continue to advance the adoption of the OGC CDB for wider use by the U.S. Department of Defense in support of global operations.”    

Source: CAE