Calidus, an Abu Dhabi-based advanced technology company, has adopted Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop its military light attack aircraft, the first such aircraft developed 100% in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform has enabled Calidus’ teams to virtually design and develop two prototypes within a two-year period and reveal the aircraft at the Dubai Air Show 2017. Its single source of data and integrated applications accelerated Calidus’ design process and streamlined the company’s project collaboration.
“We designed our first aircraft through the 3DEXPERIENCE platform from Dassault Systèmes, whose legacy in the industry was a major factor when the time came to choose what solution we would use for the project,” said Hamdan AlShkeili, chief software engineer, Calidus. “The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enabled our teams in Abu Dhabi and Brazil to work together throughout the design process to get the aircraft’s components right from the start. We successfully demonstrated that, with the right technologies, we could deliver in an industry having the highest technological standards.”
“In 2015, Calidus set out to create a highly complex technological product and achieved its ambition on time by relying on a holistic digital approach to innovation,” said Philippe Forestier, executive vice president, global affairs and communities, Dassault Systèmes. “This achievement reinforces the 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s role in connecting people, ideas and data throughout a company’s value chain and across all disciplines, as well as Dassault Systèmes’ position as the technology partner of reference to the aerospace and defence industry.”