Industry-Leading VR/AR Innovator, Bohemia Interactive Simulations, joins the VR/AR Association

JOHN CUNNINGHAM FEATURED, ORLANDO On the heels of a recent defense industry VR award and the release of VBS4, Bohemia Interactive Simulations’ (BISim) most important product release since the release of VBS3 in 2013, the Orlando-based company is pleased to announce it has joined the VR/AR Association (VRARA).  Pioneering VR/AR/MR for Military Simulation BISim began exploring VR’s potential for defense training in 2013 and in 2015 the BISim booth was the only I/ITSEC booth to showcase the beta version of Oculus Rift, having optimized VBS IG frame rate experience sufficiently to pass Oculus’ high standard of FPS performance. Also in 2015, BISim started working directly with military custome

Australian Shoalwater Bay Training Area Moves Ahead

MIKE RAJKUMAR Major construction works have commenced for the planned expansion of Australia’s Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) located in Central Queensland. As part of the expanded SWBTA, which is being undertaken under the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI), construction of urban operations training facilities, information and communication technology infrastructure are now underway. The expanded SWBTA is expected to be fully complete by 2027. “Singapore is a close defence partner with a shared commitment to regional stability, having conducted military training in Australia for almost 30 years,” Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said in a statement. “I

Singapore seeks adversarial training for local and US-based fighter pilots

By Mike Yeo A Republic of Singapore Air Force F-16D Block 52 Fighting Falcon takes flight. A squadron that operates the aircraft type has been tapped to be an "aggressor" squadron, providing an adversarial threat for fellow pilots during training. (Mike Yeo/Staff) Update: A comment from the U.S. Air Force in response to a Defense News inquiry has been added. MELBOURNE, Australia — One of the companies recently hired by the U.S. Air Force to support an adversarial role during training was also approached by Singapore to perform the same role its Idaho-based fighter training detachment, an industry source told Defense News. The Asian country is also inaugurating a unit under one of its locally

VIRTRA RECEIVES $863,000 ORDER FROM CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

TEMPE, Ariz. — September 3, 2020 — VirTra, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTSI) (“VirTra”), a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets, has received an order from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for simulation training products and services, including new, drop-in recoil kits, valued at $863,000. The order from CBP is part of an existing indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The IDIQ contract, which VirTra originally received in 2016, had a one-year base term with four additional option years and a potential value of up to $9.0 million. To date, CBP has purchased a

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