Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) has announced that the UK Ministry of Defence has acquired an enterprise licence of the company's flagship software Virtual Battlespace 3 (VBS3) as the UK MOD's Defence Virtual Simulation (DVS) solution.
DVS will be the UK MOD's common virtual simulation tool to provide interoperable, accessible and deployable virtual simulation capability across the MOD. The DVS capability will enable simulated activity across all levels of training, including live and virtual simulation, education and experimentation.
John Brookes, Joint Training Section Deputy Head within the Soldier Training and Special Programmes team at the UK MOD's Defence Equipment and Support, said that, "VBS3 software is exceptionally capable and fulfills a large and diverse range of our simulation requirements for individual and collective training, experimentation and force development. The software's new role as the Defence Virtual Simulation solution means it will help the MOD realise the Defence Training & Education Coherence vision, allowing us to deliver more and better simulation to our users across the UK's armed forces."
VBS3 provides an immersive virtual environment that helps military personnel train on tactics, rehearse for missions, and practice standard operating procedures. Included with VBS3 is VBS Radio for voice communications between remote users participating in training exercises, supporting filtered voice playback for after action reviews and which is DIS-enabled for networked exercises. The DVS solution includes the enhanced VBS Radio Pro version, which offers unlimited chanels and degradation based on distance and weather, features not included with the baseline version of VBS Radio.
Source: Halldale.com - Article