UAV Wing Gets Predator Simulators

The US Air Force received five Predator Mission Aircrew Training System (PMATS). By June 2007 seven PMATS systems will be based at the Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, NV to support the newly established 432nd unmanned systems wing, the first US Air Force wing totally dedicated to Predator and Reaper operations. L-3 Link is a division of L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL). The simulator enables...

Royal Jordanian Air Academy to Teach Iraqi Technicians

The Pentagon announced today the award of a $370 million contract to Royal Jordanian Air Academy, Amman, Jordan, for the train of Iraqi aviation technicians. This outsourcing contract provides for one year of training which will also include teaching the Iraqis to speak English... The contract was awarded a by the US Air Force.

‘Smart Entities’ define Computer Generated Terrorists for Simulation Training

These interactive, Terrorist Computer Generated Forces (TCGF) embedded into computer models, implement decades of operational experience and research, conducted with Israel Ministry of Defense. "Smart Entities" incorporates a broad range of terror and urban warfare scenarios and will provide Israel’s Defense Forces with a level of high fidelity training that’s as real as it gets. These models are based...

Titan’s Acquisition Consolidates Chemring’s Simulation Offering

Chemring Group PLC, a leading producer of expendable decoy countermeasures announces is set to buy the U.S. based Titan Dynamics Systems, Inc. from the Allied Defense Group (ADG). Chemring agreed to pay $4.75 million in cash for all Titan's stocks. As a privately held company, Titan was acquired by the Allied Research Corporation in 2002 but now, ADG is...

Simulatiog and Training of Joint Air/Ground Missions

One of the main drivers for change in the military's training process is the requirement for better interoperability, or 'jointness' among multi-service and multi-national forces. A typical example for how a simulation tool enables better performance of air and ground forces is Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC). The JTAC is the link between the Army and the Air Force when...

Squadron Information Management Network – SIMNET

Information Management Network Implemented in F-16I Squadrons The Negev Squadron will be the first unit to deploy the new Squadron Information Management Network (SIM Net), an advanced information recording and management network available for training and debriefing available at the squadron level. A network based mission debriefing system designed by RADA. SIM NET is composed of the Ground Debriefing Station (GDS),...

A Growing Market for Synthetic Training and Simulation in Europe

The European Military Synthetic Training and Simulation Markets earned revenues of $1.1 billion in 2006. Frost & Sullivan finds estimates this market segment to reach $1.8 billion in 2015. "As European countries increase cooperation in joint military training programs to promote improved training efficiency and cost reductions in net-centric warfare (NCW) environments, the markets for military synthetic training and...

Z800 3D Visor

The Z800 3D visor offers immersion-capable 3D computing experience, enabling the soldier or analyst to be surrounded with visual data they need to conduct realistic training. Apart from training, such immersive viewers can be used for remote control of systems, command and control. The viewer comprises two Organic LED (OLED) micro-displays providing full-motion stereo video in 16.7 million colors. The...

Virtual Iraq – VR Based Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Developed by Virtually Better, with funding from the Naval Research Office, “Virtual Iraq” VR environment suitable for therapy of anxiety disorders resulting from the high-stress environment. The treatment involves exposing the patient to a virtual environment containing the feared situation rather than taking the patient into the actual environment or having the patient imagine the stimulus. The virtual environment...

THERMITE Wearable PC

The new man-portable THERMITE wearable PC provides realtime 2D/3D tactical visual computing specifically designed for embedded training, mission rehearsals and deployed C4ISR applications. The system supports Linux and Windows XP, capable of running a wide range of C4ISR applications, battlefield visualization and embedded training applications. The system is powered by Transmeta Crusoe 1GHz processor with 512Kb Level 2 cache and...

Populating the Virtual Worlds

Rapid re-construction of complex urban environments presents a challenge, already addressed by an automated, urban scene-generating process, performed by specialized systems developers such as TerraSim, Inc. The company demonstrated its TerraTools terrain generation and visualization software at I/ITSEC, highlighting new capabilities made available through their new Core 3.5 release. Operating within the simulator's synthetic environment are computer-generated Semi-Automatic forces (SAF), drawing...

New Simulation Programs

CAE awarded £13 million in U.K. contracts CAE will deliver 36 Warrior Gunnery Turret Trainers under a £5 million contract signed with the British MOD. The simulators will be used to train British Army Warrior Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) crewmen and commanders in the gunnery operations, supporting individual, crew and small unit up to platoon level by utilizing Network-Enabled connectivity....