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CAE & Elbit Systems to Pursue Canada’s Land Vehicle Crew Training System


CAE and Elbit Systems have officially announced their intention to pursue the Canadian Land Vehicle Crew Training System (LVCTS) program together. CAE will act as the prime contractor and training system integrator, while Elbit will be the major subcontractor, furnishing key elements of its advanced suite of proven vehicle training tools and technologies.

The LVCTS program is a core component of the Canadian Army’s ongoing efforts to align and modernize its overall simulation and training approach. The program will leverage advances in commercial hardware and software to supply an integrated, fully networked suite of low, medium, and high-fidelity simulators, as well as associated training support and learning management systems. The CAE-LVCTS system will allow the Canadian Army to train individual soldiers and the wider combat team to higher levels of proficiency, and to sustain their skills, while reducing the Army’s reliance on expensive and environmentally costly live vehicle driver and combat system training.

“This agreement ensures that the LVCTS program will benefit from the very latest expertise and innovation in land systems training,” says CAE Defence and Security Vice President, France Hébert. “As Canada’s foremost training & simulation company, CAE will help train the next generation of Canadian Army soldiers, while helping grow Canadian small- and medium-sized businesses as well as local and Indigenous communities.”

“We are pleased to officially announce our participation alongside CAE in the LVCTS program,” says Elbit Simulation and Training Vice President, Alon Afik. “Our goal is to work with CAE and the Canadian Armed Forces to provide a world-class land training program. We will do this by bringing the best training technologies as well as our proven experience providing similar capabilities to militaries around the world, to help create a system built in Canada, for Canadians.”

The CAE / Elbit team is continuing to develop its strategic subcontractor options, and welcomes input from Canadian industry. Firms not already in the CAE supply chain may register their interest at, and are encouraged to watch the CAE Defence & Security Canada land & joint program site for developments, at


credit: Lieutenant Joffray Provencher, Canadian Forces Combat Camera

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