Manufacturing company Calian Group has been awarded a contract to provide significant training and support services for Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Army Simulation Centre (CASC).
The initial term of the training and support services contract is valued at $93m over a period of five years.
Valued at approximately $170m over the full nine-year period of the award, the training contract has scope for two optional extension periods of two years each.
CASC is a centre of excellence for constructive simulation for the Canadian Army and provides training capabilities in support of land operations and concept development.
Through CASC, the army accepts training projects on behalf of its own members, in addition to other branches of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and federal government departments.
An expert team from Calian comprising more than 600 full and part-time staff designs realistic and cost-effective synthetic environments for training exercises.
In addition, the company designs and delivers complex, multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional emergency management exercises in order to offer safety and security readiness for major events.
Calian Group president and chief executive officer Kevin Ford said: “This contract supports the CAF and the customer retention pillar of our four-pillar growth framework. For Calian, supporting the operational readiness of the Canadian Forces is more than just a commitment, it’s a passion and a privilege.
“I’m proud of our delivery of state-of-the-art, realistic learning and training exercises that help keep soldiers and all Canadians safe.
“The innovation happening at Calian Training, and with CASC, is very exciting. Calian’s advanced toolset is integrated with those of the CAF, demonstrating our focus on continuous process improvement both at Calian and in the work we do with our customers.”