Rheinmetall Canada Chooses VT MAK'S Simulation and Visualization Components

for Dutch Air Defense Operations Simulator

VT MAK (MAK), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that Rheinmetall Canada has selected VR-Forces, MAK's simulation solution, and VR-Vantage Stealth and Toolkit, MAK's visualization solution components, as part of their Air Defense Operations Simulation (ADOS) for the Dutch Army. The Air Defense Operations Simulator will be used for decision-making training of the staff of the air defense units responsible for Command and Control (C2). The Dutch Army is fielding new Ground Based Air Defense Systems (GBADS) from Rheinmetall and integrating these with Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD) systems, requiring new training systems for tactical decision-making as opposed to purely operation training. The ADOS system will also be used as an aid in the development of air defense Doctrine, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (DTTP). The training system will comprise a simulation network connected to a copy of the operational C2 system. VR-Forces, MAK's simulation solution, will provide scenario generation and modeling of ground and air threats and blue force including the mobile GBADS. VR-Vantage Stealth and VR-Vantage Toolkit, MAK's 3D visualization tools, will be used as the primary interface for the role players which will include the Stinger Weapon Platform platoons, the Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) two fire units, and opposing forces. All positions will be connected via the High Level Architecture (HLA). Students, making up the Staff platoon, will be at copies of the operational C2 system. In addition, the positions will also be connected via HLA through the MAK High Performance RTI. The MAK Data Logger will support After Action Review. "MAK's VR-Forces and VR-Vantage combination of providing out-of-the-box capabilities with a powerful API for easy customization made them the ideal choice as the simulation and visualization component of the ADOS System. The technical capabilities of MAK's products coupled with their excellent reputation for unsurpassed customer support made the decision to team with MAK an easy one." ~ Ledin CHARLES, ADOS Program Manager, Rheinmetall Canada "We're delighted that our strategic customer, Rheinmetall Canada, has chosen VR-Forces and VR-Vantage for their ADOS system. Despite a crowded field of competitors, Rheinmetall's purchase reinforces MAK's value proposition of offering a combined, correlated, agile simulation and visualization solution. Clearly, customers are seeing the value in using integrated COTS components as the basis of their simulation-based training systems." ~ Warren KATZ, Chief Executive Officer, VT MAK

Source: Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (SGX: ST Engg)
Date: Jan 26, 2011