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Finnish Defence Forces Purchase Enterprise License for VBS3

The Finnish Defence Forces (FDF) have purchased from Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) an enterprise license of Virtual Battlespace 3 (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 Finnish military have used VBS in various training capacities since 2007. VBS has been used for individual and collective training classes in the Finnish military schools for combat training, armoured training, MOUT training, artillery and convoy training tasks.

"This procurement significantly increases virtual traning capabilities across all branches and all garrisons," said Maj. Mika Kärsämä. "WIth this procurement, we are implementing virtual training as a normal tool of training. For us it requires a different type of thinking from our trainers. The challenge for our new thinking is 'what do you do when there are no restrictions?'"

As part of the delivery, BISim will provide FDF with the new soft licensing system known as WIBU CodeMaster, replacing the previous HASP system. WIBU allows a secure and easy way to distribute and update software licenses, effecitively allowing FDF to control its own licensing.

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