CAE and the Brunei government will jointly develop an emergency management and crisis management center to help the country and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations prepare for emergencies.
The center of excellence will be housed within the CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Center and will work to assist Brunei National Disaster Management Center and Ministry of Home Affairs with emergency and crisis training and administration, CAE said Tuesday.
“Through our partnership and collaboration with the CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Center, we will invest in the professional development and training of our people,” said Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Majid Mangarshah, permanent secretary of Brunei’s Ministry of Home Affairs.
Brunei and CAE intend to create emergency and crisis response management training initiatives, including virtual threat simulations meant to train people for emergency responses.
Kevin Speed, director of CAE Brunei MPTC, said the manufactured virtual scenarios are intended to help the government and civilian organizations plan and prepare for any kind of emergency situation.
The center also will contain safety and mission readiness flight-training programs for PC-7 aircraft and S-70i Black Hawk and S-92 helicopters.
The MPTC facility is being constructed in Rimba and is scheduled to be completed by spring of 2014.