QinetiQ to close pre-deployment operational training gap
British defence company, QinetiQ, has been contracted to design and deliver a new training environment for close range gunnery training for the Royal Navy by delivering a scaleable, flexible, training simulation system that allows the delivery of individual, collective and continuation training in the use of close range weapons.
Miles Adcock, Managing Director of Training & Simulation Services at QinetiQ said:
“By integrating QinetiQ’s software with VBS2 (Virtual Battlespace 2) and current gaming technology, QinetiQ will deliver an updated 3D virtual environment along with adapted ship mounted weapons to deliver an immersive and operationally current series of weapons training platforms which can be quickly configured to meet future user requirements. Using open standards and interfaces to enable interoperability and data exchange, the tool can be easily reconfigured to work with other training programmes such as the Maritime Composite Training System or other Ship alongside training facilities.”
“The MOD has embraced a new breed of simulation and training which combines QinetiQ’s knowledge of technology, detailed military understanding from experience in operational theatres, and the creativity of the gaming industry to deliver intuitive, flexible and cost effective training solutions. Most importantly, this is a training solution that can help save lives.”
Notes for Editors:
A UK-listed FTSE250 company, QinetiQ uses its domain knowledge to provide technical advice to customers in the global aerospace, defence and security markets. QinetiQ’s unique position enables it to be a trusted partner to government organisations, predominantly in the UK and the US, including defence departments, intelligence services and security agencies. QinetiQ employs over 13,000 people across its operations.
QinetiQ’s approach is aligned with the UK MoD Simulation Strategy - “to procure reconfigurable and adaptable simulation and training capabilities to meet changing operational needs”
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