Here is what Marines really need for realistic simulations training

By: Todd South September 28, 2018 MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va., ― Last year at the annual military expo here, Commandant Gen. Robert B. Neller told industry his vision for simulations is a kind of Star Trek-like holodeck in which any Marine could fight any battle on any terrain in virtual reality. Since then, Secretary of Defense James Mattis has said that close combat infantry units should fight 25 battles before they ever taste real combat. This year one of the Marines in charge of bringing those simulation dreams to reality laid down some of the tangible needs of the Corps now and in the near-term. Lt. Col. Byron Harder, with Training and Education Command’s capabilities division, t

Quantum3D appoints Brian Holmes VP Business Development

Source : Military Simulation & Training Magazine Link Quantum3D Government Systems, a provider of training and simulation services, appointed Brian Holmes as vice president of Business Development in its Government Systems division. Holmes has over 30 years of experience in the training and simulation business and over 15 years of experience in business development, sales and marketing in the defense and aerospace market – and has gathered over $300-million in new business in commercial and military markets. He brings achievements in operations, program management and systems engineering for software intensive programs that focus on customer satisfaction; and experience in identifying and cu

Cubic wins Lockheed Martin contract for F-35 training system

Source : Military Simulation & Training Magazine Link Cubic Corporation’s Cubic Global Defense business division won a contract from Lockheed Martin to deliver its latest-generation Air Combat Training System (ACTS) for the F-35 Lightning II. Cubic is scheduled to deliver more than 500 F-35 Training Subsystems over the next four years as part of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 production in Lots 12-14. The ACTS includes the P5 Combat Training System (P5CTS) Internal Subsystem configuration (IS) and P5 ground software. P5CTS is a pod solution located inside the aircraft that relays Time, Space and Position in Information (TSPI) between participating aircraft during training sorties. P5CTS enables real

BISim’s VBS3 software supports three Australian Defence projects

Source : Military Simulation & Training Magazine Link Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim), a developer of military simulation and training software, will provide its VBS3 platform to support three Australian Defence Force (ADF) projects including the L200-2 BMS (Battle Management System), Land 400 Phase 2 (Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle), and the Weapon Training Simulation System. The ADF will use the new equipment and technologies to train, support and protect its troops, and increase the readiness of its service members. VBS3 is a multiplayer, virtual training environment and development platform for modeling and simulation. It combines a content library, scenario development tools, and

RBS 70 Short-Range Anti-Aircraft Missile

Source : army-technology.com Link The RBS 70 short-range anti-aircraft missile is operational with the Swedish Armed Forces and has also been exported to 18 countries worldwide, including Australia, Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Latvia Norway, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, Tunisia and the UAE. The RBS 70 missile can be operated independently in stand-alone mode or can be configured with several firing units linked with a surveillance radar to form an anti-aircraft battery. The truck-mounted Giraffe land mobile radar developed by Ericsson (now Saab Microwave Systems) can be linked to nine RBS 70 firing posts. Typically 4km apart,

Arotech’s FAAC receives $10.2M US Army follow-on program funding

Source : Military Simulation & Training Magazine Link FAAC Incorporated, Arotech Corporation’s Training and Simulation Division, received $10.2-million in funding from the U.S. Army Contracting Command for its Army Virtual Clearance Training Suite (VCTS) follow-on program that is managed by the Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). The follow-on effort provides training for critical-vehicle operators in three phases, each of which provides capability upgrades to the 28 fielded VCTS systems to improve their realism by enhancing the clearance operations-training and reflecting the Army route clearance teams’ most current mission and equipment. T

Elbit Systems wins Australian Defence Force cyber training contract

Source : Military Simulation & Training Magazine Link Elbit Systems of Australia won a three-year contract from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to deliver a Cyber Training Range that will boost its cyber security capabilities. Elbit Systems will provide an interim cyber range, a network design and build, cyber-range training and teaching materials. The range will be used to develop and maintain the skills of 49 cyber warfare specialists that graduated from the ADF’s inaugural Accelerated Defensive Cyber Training program. The range is an integral part of the program, which is designed to meet the ADF’s immediate requirement to secure its network and mission systems that are fundamental to

MASS introduces Networked Electronic Warfare Training Simulator (NEWTS)

Source : Military Simulation & Training Magazine Link MASS, a Cohort plc company, introduced its new software-based training solution NEWTS (Networked Electronic Warfare Training Simulator). The classroom-based simulator will let the 11th (Royal School of Signals) Signal Regiment deliver training to support the U.K. MOD’s (Ministry of Defence) Electronic Warfare (EW) capability. NEWTS will provide a flexible, reliable and relevant training environment that lets instructional staff deliver EW training under realistic, physical, functional and environmental conditions, MASS says, with true-to-life scenarios. Students can use the software to plan the deployment of EW sensors with a set of tools

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