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CAE USA Mission Solutions, Inc. (MSI) has been awarded a contract by the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to support rapid prototyping using the Open Geospatial Consortium Common Database (OGC CDB), the company announced on 8 May. CAE USA MSI will enhance mission readiness by helping USSOCOM address challenges with simulation interoperability.

CAE originally designed and developed the CDB for USSOCOM. In 2016, the OGC, 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,” commented CAE USA’s President and General Manager, Ray Duquette. “This programme will continue to advance the adoption of the OGC CDB for wider use by the US Department of Defense in support of global operations.”

Use of the CDB for rapid prototyping in support of USSOCOM will enhance mission readiness and support increased use of the standard across the US armed services. (Image: CAE)

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