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NGA Awards CAE USA $37 Million for Beyond 3D Programme

Improve Accessibility and Interoperability of Geospatial Data

CAE USA has been awarded a contract, valued at $37 million (€32 million) if all options are exercised, to lead the Beyond 3D prototype development and integration efforts for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA).

The project, led by the Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX), aims to accelerate NGA’s ability to process, exploit, disseminate and generate 3D geospatial data to support real-time analysis, mission planning and tactical operations.  TReX is a unique public/private partnership between industry and the US DoD, focused on how modeling, simulation and training can be used to increase readiness.

The Beyond 3D prototype project for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency is yet another example of how we are leveraging CAE’s modeling and simulation expertise for mission and operations support across the multi-domain environment,” stated Dan Gelston, Group President, Defense & Security, CAE.  “Digital technologies, big data architectures, machine learning and artificial intelligence are all coming together to transform how agencies like NGA can support planning, preparation and operations.  CAE is pleased to be at the forefront of this digital revolution, where synthetic environments play an increasingly important role for multi-domain operations.

The Beyond 3D prototype project for NGA will leverage US Special Operations Command’s  ‘Automating the Rapid Generation of 3D Geospatial Data’ (RAPID 3D) prototype and advance the development for broader NGA-specific uses across DoD and US intelligence agencies.  Ultimately, the system goal is to improve NGA’s ability to deliver geo-specific, real-world 3D content in real time to end-users requiring the content for analysis, planning and decision-support.

CAE will support the NGA in making 3D geospatial data more accessible and interoperable. (Photo: American Institute of Steel Construction)

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