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CAE to help boost Australian Navy personnel numbers

13th September 2022 - 09:12 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


RAN base personnel numbers are set to increase from around 12,000 to somewhere between 18,000 and 20,000 over the next three to five years. (Photo: Australian DoD)

The Royal Australian Navy is planning to increase its base personnel number by around 50%. The new Platforms and Systems Training Contract awarded to CAE will help delivering training courses across the whole country.

The Australian subsidiary of CAE has received a five-year Platforms and Systems Training Contract (PSTC) contract from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

The PSTC deal, worth an undisclosed amount, will see prime contractor CAE Australia work with Navantia Australia, the University of New South Wales, 3by3 Solutions, and MMCLD. The programme will predominantly cover maintenance training, but operator training will also take place.

Vessels covered by the contract include Canberra-class amphibious assault ships, Hobart-class air warfare destroyers, Supply-class replenishment ships and Huon-class coastal minehunters. Currently, there are four separate training contracts for these platforms, but the PSTC

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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