CAE USA awarded US$37 million contract for National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Beyond 3D project

CAE USA will develop prototype to enhance processing, delivery and operational use of 3D geospatial data

Washington, DC October 11, 2021 Photo(s): By CAE
CAE will support the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) in making 3D geospatial data more interoperable and accessible.

CAE today announced that CAE USA has been awarded a contract by the Army Contracting Command-Orlando to lead the Beyond 3D prototype development and integration efforts for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA).

The Beyond 3D 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 United States Department of Defense focused on how modeling, simulation and training can be used to increase Warfighter readiness.

The total value of the NGA Beyond 3D prototype project, if all options are exercised, is more than US$37 million.

“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,” said 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 the United States Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) Automating the Rapid Generation of 3D Geospatial Data (RAPID 3D) prototype and advance the development for broader NGA-specific uses across the Department of Defense and U.S. intelligence agencies. Ultimately, the goal of the Beyond 3D system is to improve NGA’s ability to deliver geo-specific, real-world 3D content in real-time to end-user’s needing the content for analysis, planning and decision-support.