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....

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...

IAI Establishes the UAS Academy, Offering Training Solution for UAS Operators

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has established a training and certification facility preparing UAS operators and technicians to support Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The UAS Academy leverages the extensive experience gained by IAI experts through more than 40 years of UAS design, development, operations and training of UAS operators and technicians. // In addition to providing a variety of...

Royal Australian Air Force Super Hornets to Receive New Air Combat Training System

Cubic Defense Applications has received a new contract valued at more than $11 million to provide the P5 Tactical Combat Training System (P5TCTS) to the Royal Australian Air Force for use in training F/A-18F Super Hornet crews. "This new system represents a step forward for the RAAF," said Michael Rodriguez, Senior Program Manager, Air Ranges. "Australia currently operates a fourth generation Cubic...

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...

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),...

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...

‘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...

New Programs Highlight Land Systems Simulator Fielding

August, 2006: New simulator programs recently announced by several programs mark the continued deployment of simulation systems with land forces worldwide. New programs are fielded with the German and Swiss Armies, Thai land forces and Australian Armored Corps. The Australian Army Armor School Deploy New M-1A1 Simulators is operating new training facilities at Hopkins Barracks in Puckapunyal and in Darwin, base...

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...