CAE has supported the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during Diamond Thunder distributed virtual training exercise.

The training exercise brought together RAAF’s network-various simulation assets across the country.

RAAF Air Mobility Group Commander Air Commodore Richard Lennon said: "Diamond Thunder demonstrates the significant advances Defence has made in live-virtual-constructive (LVC) training capabilities.

"The ability to develop, evaluate and practice tactics in a simulated environment allows all combat elements to work better with each other and assure positive mission outcomes. 

"Increased familiarity for the RAAF workforce with LVC training will create exciting opportunities for how we develop and train our workforce, regardless of where they are based."

The F/A-18 simulators at both RAAF Base Williamtown and Tindal, E-7A Wedgetail simulator at Williamtown, and C-130J simulator at RAAF Base Richmond were networked for training and mission rehearsal, as part of the exercise.

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"Diamond Thunder demonstrates the significant advances Defence has made in live-virtual-constructive (LVC) training capabilities."

As a joint and integrated force, the simulation devices flew simultaneously in the same virtual environment to address threats such as air defence systems, ground radars and surface-to-air missiles. 

The RAAF Air Warfare Centre's Joint Air Warfare Battle Laboratory at Williamtown, served as the command centre to manage and coordinate the overall virtual training environment during the exercise, CAE stated.

CAE Asia-Pacific/Middle East vice-president and general manager Ian Bell said: "Integrated LVC training systems are becoming more critical as military forces such as the RAAF look to expand the use of virtual training to cost-effectively prepare for their missions. 

"CAE brings a great deal of experience and expertise as a training systems integrator in being able to help our customers create integrated, interoperable and immersive environments for distributed mission training."