CAE to Showcase Defence and Security Innovations at IDEX & NAVDEX 2021


Abu Dhabi: CAE, the leading global training and mission systems integrator, will present its latest defence and security innovations at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) and the Naval Defence and Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX). The events will take place simultaneously in Abu Dhabi from February 21 to 25, 2021.

CAE’s innovations include digitally immersive training and operational support solutions that help meet end user readiness requirements. At IDEX, the company will showcase the CAE Trax Academy – a comprehensive pilot training continuum that delivers faster, better and more efficient pilot throughput. Part of the CAE Trax Academy is the CAE Sprint Virtual Reality (VR) trainer.  The company will also demonstrate its remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) training solutions at their stand (Hall 1 #01-A21) during IDEX.

More on CAE Trax Academy:

  • Virtual reality-enabled courseware to learn at your own pace
  • CAE Rise™ (Real-time Insights and Standardised Evaluations) – a data-driven training system leveraging big data analytics and artificial intelligence to objectively assess performance.
  • CAE Sprint Virtual Reality (VR) trainer that includes a VR headset, haptics, physical flight controls and a CAE Medallion image generator to deliver a high-fidelity and realistic virtual environment

At NAVDEX, CAE will demonstrate VSTEP’s bridge simulator which is part of the comprehensive Naval Doctrine Training Centre (NDTC) the company is delivering to the UAE Navy.

CAE has been a long-term partner of defence forces and governments within the Middle East. The company has been doing business in the region since the early 1980’s and has its regional headquarters office in Abu Dhabi.

CAE works closely with the UAE Air Force, UAE Navy and UAE Joint Aviation Command (JAC).

In the lead-up to IDEX and NAVDEX, Thibaut Trancart, Managing Director – Middle East at CAE, said: “We look forward to showcasing our latest solutions and connecting with our partners at IDEX and NAVDEX 2021. CAE brings global expertise and innovation to develop the capabilities, readiness, performance and security requirements of defence forces throughout the world. Our vision for the region strongly aligns with the priorities of our customers.”

CAE’s presence at IDEX and NAVDEX 2021 follows the CAE OneWorld 2021 virtual conference and tradeshow that the company launched on February 9, 2021 and is now streaming online through March 8, 2021. To register and join CAE OneWorld 2021, please visit:

IDEX and NAVDEX are flagship defence trade fairs that run every two years at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The previous edition of the show attracted over 105,000 visitors from 142 countries and more than 1,300 exhibiting companies. The events also bring together journalists and official delegations to observe the latest technology across land, sea and air defence sectors.

About CAE:

CAE’s Defence & Security business unit focuses on helping prepare our customers to develop and maintain the highest levels of mission readiness.  We are a world-class training and mission systems integrator offering a comprehensive portfolio of training and operational support solutions across the air, land, sea and public safety market segments.  We serve our global defense and security customers through regional operations in Canada; the United States/Latin America; Europe/Middle East; and Asia-Pacific, all of which leverage the full breadth of CAE’s capabilities, technologies and solutions.

CAE is a high technology company, at the leading edge of digital immersion, providing solutions to make the world a safer place. Backed by a record of more than 70 years of industry firsts, we continue to reimagine the customer experience and revolutionize training and operational support solutions in civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare. We are the partner of choice to customers worldwide who operate in complex, high-stakes and largely regulated environments, where successful outcomes are critical. Testament to our customers’ ongoing needs for our solutions, over 60 percent of CAE’s revenue is recurring in nature. We have the broadest global presence in our industry, with approximately 10,000 employees, 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries.