An upgraded version of the CAE GESI constructive simulation system for command and staff training has been installed and is now ready-for-training for the Austrian Army.

The latest generation of CAE GESI command and staff training system, known as FüSim within the Austrian Army, is now installed at Landesverteidigungsakademie (LVAk) in Weitra, Austria. In addition, CAE provided a third-party communications system to the Austrian Army's Theresian Military Academy (TherMilAk) in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, to be integrated with GESI. The Austrian Army can now conduct civil-military cooperation exercises at the two locations in Austria as well as traditional command and staff training exercises for brigade and battalion commanders.

Enhancements to the next-generation CAE GESI constructive simulation software include an easy-to-use exercise editor, comprehensive after-action-review capability, and interoperability with a range of command and control (C2) systems. CAE will deliver additional upgrades to the Austrian Army for the Theresian Military Academy in 2017.

"For almost 20 years we have been using the CAE GESI constructive simulation software that allows us to train our commanders for complex scenarios in a realistic and efficient simulation environment," said Colonel Wolfgang Kralicek, head of section training equipment and simulation for the Austrian Ministry of Defense. "With the next-generation GESI system, we will be able to simulate more complex scenarios in urban terrain with more entities connected with our command and control system."