Australian software company Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) says its Virtual Battlespace 3 (VBS3) software has been chosen to support three Australian Defence Force projects.
The VBS3 desktop training package will serve as the core simulation software for LAND L200-2 BMS (Battle Management System), LAND 400 Phase 2 (Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle) and the Weapon Training Simulation System (WTSS), it was announced at LAND FORCES.
“BISim is honoured to be selected to deliver its advanced simulation and training software to increase the readiness of the Commonwealth’s service members,” BISim Australia managing director Ryan Stephenson said.
The VBS3 software is based on commercial video game technology and provides a virtual training environment for land, air and sea training and mission rehearsal applications.
For Land L200-2 BMS, BISim will provide engineering and support services to Elbit Systems of Australia for the integration of its VBS3 software into Elbit’s Battle Management System.
“With this capability, Australian Army, Special Forces and Royal Australian Air Force elements equipped with BMS will be able to practice tactics, techniques and procedures through an integrated BMS simulation environment,” BISim said.
Meanwhile, BISim said VBS3 would be used for the LAND 400 Phase 2 training system to support the introduction of the Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle being supplied by Rheinmetall Defence Australia.
Finally, the ADF’s WTSS that is being rolled out in 18 locations around Australia and supplied by Meggitt Training Systems Australia will include BISim’s VBS3.
“The selection of VBS3 for these major projects represents a significant, long-term investment in BISim technology by the ADF and our industry partners,” Mr Stephenson said.
“We appreciate the faith and trust that they have placed in our technology and we are committed to providing them with high-quality support services, cost-effective training solutions, and continuous innovation.”