Distributed Synthetic Air Land Training Team given Chief of Defence Materiel recognition
30 May 2013: QinetiQ’s Training and Simulation Services (TSS) Division has been awarded the highly prestigious Chief of Defence Materiel recognition for its innovative approach to delivery as a member of the Distributed Synthetic Air Land Training (DSALT) Team.
The team has created a world-leading Operational Pre-Deployment Training (PDT) capability, delivering in excess of 3500 hours of mission specific training to front line forces, ensuring that they are best prepared for the complexities of combat operations.
In response to an urgent requirement for realistic PDT for Army Fire Support Teams in Op HERRICK, the team converted and upgraded a networked-enabled synthetic Capability Concept Demonstrator (CCD) in the Air Battlespace Training Centre to a first-class, operational Distributed Synthetic Air Land Training (DSALT) capability. This urgent and unexpected change required the project team to show a high level of commitment, drive, determination and innovation to deliver a unique and innovative solution to meet the life-saving PDT needed by the Front Line.
This award recognises the team’s efforts, innovation, commitment, dedication, drive and determination to deliver a complex, comprehensive technical solution with a wide range of stakeholders.
The joint team consisted of the Flight Simulation & Synthetic Trainers Project Team, Air Command, QinetiQ, Boeing and Inzpire.
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