The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has awarded a contract to CAE to upgrade its Naval Warfare Training System (NWTS).

The NWTS upgrades include enhancements supporting active sonar training, additional electronic warfare training capabilities and improved training scenarios.

In addition, CAE will add a range of computer-generated forces (CGF) entities to simulate both friendly and enemy forces. This will deliver a more realistic virtual training setting.

The CAE-developed NWTS has been used by the Swedish Navy since 2016 in a range of disciplines. These include sensor operations and command, control, communications, and computers (C4).

"We are continually looking for ways to improve training and make the delivery of training at the NWC more efficient and effective," said Captain Magnus Jonsson, Commander, Swedish Naval Warfare Centre.

"The upgrades will help us enhance the training delivered to sailors and officers in naval tactics, procedures and doctrine."

The NWTS is located at the Swedish Naval Warfare Centre (NWC) in Karlskrona.

Some 52 student stations along with 13 instructor operator stations allow the Swedish Navy to train and rehearse for operations.

The student stations included as part of the NWTS consist of a range of core CAE technologies, such as simulation systems for sonar, radar, and communications. 

"These Phase 1 upgrades and other upgrades planned in future development phases will continue to add functionality and capability to a training system that has become an integral part of Swedish Navy training," said Marc-Olivier Sabourin, CAE’s Vice President and General Manager, Europe/Africa.