Prague — Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) is pleased to announce that the French Ministry of Defence has purchased an enterprise license of VBS3.

VBS3 provides an immersive virtual environment that helps soldiers train on tactics, rehearse for missions, and practice standard operating procedures. With its After Action Review tool, the software is designed to help soldiers learn to think, make decisions and improve communications before heading to the field for live exercises. VBS3 is used for tactical training and mission rehearsal on desktop computers as well as part-task trainers and full-mission simulators.

The French military have used VBS in various training capacities since 2008. VBS has been used for individual training classes in the French military schools for engineering, artillery and convoy training tasks.

BISim will work to translate VBS products and manuals into French as part of the enterprise license agreement. The French already have access to several virtual terrains representing actual French military training areas in VBS.

“The French military can now fully leverage VBS3 for networked, collective military training, providing them significant flexibility to help them meet their training needs now and in the future,” said Pete Morrison, BISim’s Co-CEO. “We look forward to supporting the French military in the coming years.”

The purchase also includes licenses of VBS3 Fires, an add-on call-for-fire module that simulates fire support from a wide range of platforms for VBS3; VBS3 Fires FST, a professional forward air controller (FAC) training application for VBS3; and VBS3 Fusion, the official Application Programming Interface for VBS3.

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