Project CREOLE wins Ministry of Defence Acquisition award

03 Dec 2012

QinetiQ are delighted to announce that Project CREOLE received a Ministerial Acquisition Award. As prime contractor, QinetiQ delivered full operational capability in August 2012, supporting the Joint & Battlefield Trainers, Simulations & Synthetic Environments (JBTSE) Project Team and Collective Training Group (CTG), Land Warfare Centre.

The Award was made to the CREOLE Team which comprised of JBTSE, CTG and QinetiQ Training and Simulation Services Team as the Prime Contractor by Philip Dunne, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology at a short ceremony at the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall on the 27th November 2012.

Project Creole meets an Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) with significant enhancements to existing capabilities already provided by QinetiQ under Synthetic Wrap. QinetiQ’s AIME technology links existing in-field instrumentation to a simulated environment enabling live assets to appear within the virtual battlespace. To enhance training, a Computer Generated Forces (CGF) capability accurately injects military and civilian activity on demand, and virtual assets (such as Unmanned Aerial Systems) are available for control in real time.

Operational commitments have led to an increased number of Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) capabilities becoming available. Project CREOLE integrates core base ISTAR capabilities into the Synthetic Wrap, including an array of cameras and sensors.

The system integrates Government-owned, Commercial Off-The Shelf (COTS) and bespoke components to offer an enhanced training capability within the current training area envelope. Outputs such as Full Motion Video (FMV) from aerial systems or perimeter cameras (whether Live or Synthetic) provide realistic training inputs across multiple command levels. A debriefing capability also allows the recording, replay and analysis of an exercise for both training and experimentation output.

Miles Adcock, Managing Director of QinetiQ Training and Simulation Services said

“I am absolutely delighted by this award. Delivery of a programme as complex as CREOLE not only highlights our own capabilities, but the strength of our partnerships within MoD as QinetiQ continue to provide the Synthetic Wrap service at training locations across the UK, Canada, Germany and Kenya.”

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