How FME Helps Defence and Aerospace

Reliable, detailed data is necessary for the safety of those in the air and on the ground. Use FME to send your data through workflows which manipulate, customize, and help validate your data exactly as you need it.

Process Data Efficiently

The quicker data can be adequately processed, the sooner you will have the intelligence that you need. Whether you have IRS tasks, need to mine data, or are sharing data in real-time, using automated workflows will free up your time for more challenging tasks.

Gather Insights

While people are great at decision making and drawing conclusions, software can be faster at spotting outliers in repetitive data. Rather than manually scouring images to identify abnormalities, create and run workflows automatically to do this work for you.

Integrate Large Volumes of Data from Various Sources

To gather as much intel as possible, data must be collected from various sources. Drones, databases, imagery, historical records from legacy systems… the list never ends! Transform and manipulate all your collected data so you have information the way you need it, when you need it.

Create and Distribute Information Resources

Communication is key no matter what role you play in the defence and aerospace industry. Having information be accessible and delivered to those in the field in real-time is critical. Generate custom reports, maps, or notifications and automatically deliver them to those that need it.

Customer Stories


As a world leader in training new pilots through flight simulations, CAE has a lot on their plate. Not only are the timelines for these projects strict, there is also very little room for error. That’s why FME Desktop and FME Server has been used to transform their data. Rather than needing 2-3 days to transform data, they can now do it in a matter of minutes. Projects are now completed in less time, and the simulations are more accurate representations of the real world. What more could you ask for?

Learn More About CAE’s Story

CAE Prepares Aeronautical Simulation Imagery with FME

Department of National Defence

To create a central repository for land, building, and infrastructure data, the Department of National Defence (DND) worked with the Assistant Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Environment (ADMIE) and the Mapping and Charting Establishment (MCE) to bring together a variety of spatial data. This data was distributed among many data formats and needed to be standardized and integrated for the final repository. With the help of FME Desktop and the ArcGIS Data Interoperability Tool, the DND could self validate data before sending their copies into a SQL Server database.

Learn More About the DND’s Project

Spatial Geo and the UK Space Agency

The project that Spatial Geo was tasked with under a grant from the UK Space Agency was to create one application that over 100 government organizations could use for retrieving useful satellite imagery and earth observation information. To do this, FME Cloud was used in conjunction with Amazon Web Servers (AWS) to deliver the results of the application. FME was used to create code-less web API’s, to monitor the information requests, and to notify users of updates.

Learn More About Their Project

Why on Earth Have the UK Space Agency Been Using FME Cloud? - FME UC 2017

What People Are Saying About FME

  • "We have 8,000 employees based in 30 countries, and supporting all of that there are 4 people on the GIS team. So FME and automation is a really important thing for us."

    Joanna Hobbins, CAE
  • "Suddenly, I’m a hero because I’m responsive. He sends me a problem in the morning, the following morning he’s got an answer."

    Chris Barrington Brown, Cunning Running Software

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