Cambridge, MA, & Paris France, 2 December 2019 – ST Engineering today announced that Boeing Defence UK has chosen the simulation and visualization software of its subsidiaries VT MAK and Antycip Simulation as core components of its Defence Operational Training Capability (Air) (DOTC A)) Core System and Services (DCS&S) contract.
Based on the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) requirements, VT MAK and Antycip Simulation will deliver and support commercial off the shelf (COTS) products that get capabilities into the hands of customers as early as possible, while incrementally adding new capabilities.
Bill Cole, President and CEO of VT MAK, said, “VT MAK is excited to have been awarded this crucial contract by Boeing Defence UK. We look forward to working with Boeing and Antycip Simulation to deliver a comprehensive networked training capability to the Royal Air Force. This win, along with our recent U.S. Army Synthetic Training Environment (STE) award, firmly positions VT MAK as the leader in providing COTS products for distributed simulation in both the air and land domains.”
Michael Pronier, CEO of Antycip Simulation, added, “Antycip Simulation is thrilled to have been awarded this important contract by Boeing Defence UK. It builds on our established heritage and leadership in the European simulation community, itself built in no small part on the quality, range and capability of VT MAK’s products. The Antycip team is already working hard on delivery for Boeing UK and the Royal Air Force.”
The DCS&S contract will see the creation of Gladiator, a capability that will support multiple complex training scenarios, simultaneously and independently of each other. The system will allow personnel at different sites to train together in their own high-fidelity simulators, linked by a secure network to a new hub at RAF Waddington.
The system will securely manage training events across locations and classification levels, allowing RAF crews to experience the same battle environment and threats, including joint training with their counterparts in the U.S..
MAK products provide off-the-shelf functionality, ease-of-use, open architecture, modularity, and support for open standards. Antycip Simulation will customize, enhance, deliver and support MAK COTS products for DCS&S. High fidelity flight and electronic warfare models will be integrated into VR-Forces by VT MAK and Antycip partner, RTDynamics. VR-Forces, VR-Vantage, and VR-Engage will become the DCS&S Common Computer Generated Forces, Common Image Generator, and Common Role Players, and will be the primary tools to support the exercise preparation and execution of DOTC (A) exercises managed by Boeing and the Inzpire White Force.
ST Engineering is a global technology, defence and engineering group specialising in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. The Group employs about 22,000 people across offices in Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, serving customers in the defence, government and commercial segments in more than 100 countries. With more than 500 smart city projects across 70 cities in its track record, the Group continues to help transform cities through its suite of Smart Mobility, Smart Security and Smart Environment solutions. Headquartered in Singapore, ST Engineering reported revenue of S$6.7b in FY2018 and it ranks among the largest companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. It is a component stock of the FTSE Straits Times Index, MSCI Singapore, SGX ESG Transparency Index and SGX ESG Leaders Index. For more information, please visit www.stengg.com.
VT MAK develops software for live, virtual, and constructive simulation. Built upon a strong foundation of COTS products, VT MAK delivers simulation, gaming, and networking technology in a flexible platform to meet the requirements of training system integrators, experimentation labs, and end users. Its primary users are in the aerospace and defence industries, yet its products and services can help customers anywhere modelling and simulation is needed to train, plan, analyse, experiment, prototype, and demonstrate. VT MAK is dedicated to serving its customers by building capable products, offering superior technical support, and innovating new ways to build, populate and view interoperable 3D simulated worlds. VT MAK continues to take advantage of new technologies that further the state of simulation. Its products help users link, simulate and visualize their world. VT MAK is a company of ST Engineering North America. Please visit www.mak.com for more information.
Antycip Simulation has supported customers across the globe, in defence, academia, commercial and industry, to become better at what they do. As an expert provider of simulation, analysis, modelling, display and virtual reality solutions, Antycip Simulation combines its in-house technical expertise with an unrivalled range of products from software and hardware providers. Antycip Simulation is a subsidiary of ST Engineering’s Electronics division. Please visit www.antycipsimulation.com for more information.
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