18 Nov 21. Improbable Defense and National Security is set to showcase a range of military simulation technical demonstrations at I/ITSEC 2021, powered by the company’s flagship synthetic environment development platform technology. Drawing on its heritage of innovation in virtual-world gaming technology and a vision to create breakthrough solutions for the metaverse, Improbable will demonstrate how its synthetic environment development platform is transforming synthetic capabilities and enabling greater agility in software development.
Joe Robinson, CEO of Improbable Defence and National Security, commented: “In an era of constant competition, where our security, prosperity and freedom are consistently challenged, Improbable Defence is proud to be delivering cutting edge software products which are helping to solve critical national security challenges for the US and their allies. We look forward to engaging with warfighters, mission leaders and our crucial industry partners at I/ITSEC to explore how we can work together to counter the dynamic threats that pervade our increasingly unstable world.”
“We are so excited to demonstrate Improbable’s open, extensible synthetic environment development platform at I/ITSEC 2021, which features unmatched fidelity and density capabilities with the ability to transform military planning, testing and experimentation, analysis, and training – built from unprecedented innovations developed through our commercial games business.” said Caitlin Dohrman, General Manager for Improbable U.S. Defense & National Security.
Technical demonstrations of the latest generation of synthetic environments will be available for viewing:
- Strategic and Operational Decision Analysis Demonstration:
This demonstration simulates a missile and disinformation strike on an urban environment and tracks its impact on the mobilization times and attrition rates of reserve forces and civilians. The demonstration shows the flexibility and extensibility of Improbable’s platform, the ease with which additional model integrations can occur, and the platform’s ability to capture key strategic or operational level analytics over the course of a simulation. It also highlights the ability of the runtime to be run real time or as fast as possible.
- Enabling Massive User Concurrency in Military Simulation:
Improbable’s games business recently developed an experimentational gameplay mode that allows thousands of distributed players to enter a virtual world simultaneously, pushing the limits on player density and scale in a way that the commercial gaming world has not yet experienced anywhere else. Improbable has taken that capability and within six weeks applied it to defense, enabling massive virtual training at the brigade level and above.
Improbable will also be participating in a number of thought leadership panels and discussions.
Jennifer McArdle, product strategist at Improbable, will chair a discussion with Congressional leadership from the Congressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus and will also join panels and group discussions on “Scaffolding the Future: Contested and Complex Battlespace”, and “A New American Way of Training”.
Improbable subject matter experts will take part in discussions on how the DoD can use synthetic population generation, “Growing People: Generating Realistic Populations and Explainable Goal Directed Behaviors”, and “Designing the Future of Training”. Improbable’s defense and national security businesses are dedicated to helping the US, the UK and their allies gain a strategic advantage in an era of constant competition.
Improbable’s development platform, supported by a network of partners from across industry and academia, leverages commercial gaming technology to enable a new generation of multi-domain synthetic environments – environments that integrate land, sea, air, space and cyber with the information domain as well as political, economic, social and infrastructural factors.
These virtual worlds are set to transform a wide range of government and defense business, from policy design and network development to operational planning, collective training and decision support, helping users to understand the complex, ever-evolving challenges they face and deliver a swift, effective, fully integrated response.
To discover more head to: https://defense.improbable.io/iitsec
15 Nov 21. India, Singapore and Thailand begin SITMEX naval exercise. The trilateral exercise will focus on tactical naval manoeuvres and surface warfare drills. A trilateral naval exercise involving Singapore, India and Thailand is being conducted in the Indian Ocean from 15 to 16 November. The Singapore-India-Thailand Maritime Exercise (SITMEX) 21 exercise is taking place in the Andaman Sea.
It features the Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN) Formidable-class frigate RSS Tenacious and the Royal Thai Navy’s (RTN) Khamrosin-class anti-submarine patrol craft HTMS Thayanchon.
The Indian Navy is being represented by the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Karmuk missile corvette in the exercise.
The RTN is hosting the two-day exercise, which is the third edition of SITMEX.
SITMEX-21 will include a number of tactical training drills between the three navies such as naval manoeuvres and surface warfare exercises.
According to the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD), the exercise is being conducted as a ‘non-contact, at sea only’ drill due to restrictions in place to contain the spread of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
SITMEX has been held each year since 2019 to help improve maritime relationships and interoperability between the three countries.
The first SITMEX exercise took place in September 2019 at Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This lasted five days and was hosted by India.
RSN hosted the second edition, SITMEX 20, last November.
In a separate development, Thailand and India’s navies have conducted the 32nd edition of the India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) from 12 to 14 November. INS Karmuk and HTMS Tayanchon took part in the CORPAT along with the two navies’ maritime patrol aircraft.
The Singapore Maritime Crisis Centre (SMCC) is currently developing a ‘next-generation sense-making system’ to allow Singapore to detect maritime security (MARSEC) threats as early as possible.
The system will use live links to databases of national MARSEC agencies, as well as information gathered from shipping industry stakeholders, to detect and flag out vessels showing suspicious behaviour in real-time.
15 Nov 21. Cobham, CAE Australia launch joint AIR 5428 bid. The firms have teamed up to propose a training solution for the Royal Australian Air Force under Phase 3 of AIR 5428. The Phase 3 Aviation Mission Training System (AMTS) will be utilised to train the RAAF’s mission aviators, including electronic warfare officers, maritime patrol and response officers, air battle managers, air traffic controllers and other mission specialists. The AMTS will ultimately be deployed at the Air Academy, located at RAAF Base East Sale in Victoria, and will feature a comprehensive training solution, including ground-based and airborne training and a digitally enabled integrated learning environment. Together, CAE and Cobham will form Team AUStringer, to pursue the development of an integrated and comprehensive AMTS, led by CAE Australia.
According to a statement, Team AUStringer will “combine best-in-class training, leading-edge training technology and proven operational expertise” to present a proposal under AIR 5428 for a “sovereign, transformative and enduring mission training system”.
Team AUStringer’s AMTS solution will provide the knowledge, skills, ground-based training and live airborne training necessary to develop proficiency to operate in a fifth-generation mission environment, the parties said.
Graduates will proceed to operational conversion training at RAAF frontline units for assignments on a variety of aircraft types, including the P-8A maritime patrol aircraft, F/A-18 Super Hornet multi-role fighter, E/A-18 Growler electronic warfare aircraft, E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control aircraft, and others.
The AMTS will also deliver the necessary instruction for air traffic controllers and operations officers to develop a “fundamental aviation knowledge required to support RAAF missions”.
The name Team AUStringer is reportedly drawn from the French word Austringer, a falconry term relating to training birds of prey to hunt.
As the prime contractor leading Team AUStringer, CAE said it would leverage its vast global experience training military aircrews, including US naval flight officers (NFOs).
“We look forward to leading Team AUStringer and leveraging our collective experience to develop a modern, integrated mission training system that leverages the latest digital technologies to optimise the blend of live and synthetic training capabilities to produce RAAF mission aviators,” said Matthew Sibree, managing director – Indo-Pacific, CAE Australia.
“As the world’s leading platform agnostic simulation and training pure play company, CAE is ideally suited to lead this pursuit by leveraging our training systems integration capabilities and the significant investments made in our digitally immersive training technologies capable of producing high-quality, mission-ready aviators more efficiently and effectively.”
Meanwhile, John Boag, Cobham Aviation Services CEO, said, “Cobham, as the largest employer of mission aircrew in Australia outside the Australian Defence Force, is well-positioned to provide deep airborne operational capability and mission expertise as part of Team AUStringer.
“Cobham has more than 25 years’ experience in delivering aviation services to the Australian government. We recruit, train and deploy our own mission aviators to conduct a range of special operations in complex environments.
“We are thrilled to be teaming with CAE Australia to build Australia’s sovereign industry capability.” (Source: Defence Connect)
12 Nov 21. US, UAE, Bahrain and Israel take part in naval drill in Red Sea. The naval drill focuses on maritime ‘visit, board, search and seizure tactics’. The US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and forces attached to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Israel are conducting a multilateral naval exercise. The exercise between the four countries has been made public for the first time, according to reports. It comes just one year after the UAE and Bahrain signed a US-brokered deal, called the Abraham Accords agreement, with Israel. in the wake of a period of unprecedented challenges and change.
“It is not a stretch to say that the world is a markedly different place now from just a year-and-a-half ago,” says Arun ‘Rak’ Ramchandran, corporate vice president and global head, Hi-Tech & Professional Services and Digital Core Transformation, at agenda partner Hexaware.
“The technology function has moved ever closer to the strategic heart of business – in many cases, redefining what businesses are capable of achieving. Post-Covid, technology has now
The five-day maritime security operations exercise, which began on 10 November, is being conducted in the Red Sea.
It includes at-sea training onboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock vessel USS Portland (LPD 27). The training will cover tactics and techniques related to search and seizure.
NAVCENT noted that the naval drill will improve interoperability between maritime interdiction forces of the participating nations.
The US 5th Fleet is conducting the exercise.
NAVCENT commander US 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces vice admiral Brad Cooper said: “It is exciting to see US forces training with regional partners to enhance our collective maritime security capabilities.
“Maritime collaboration helps safeguard freedom of navigation and the free flow of trade, which are essential to regional security and stability.”
The US 5th Fleet is based in the Gulf island state of Bahrain and operates in the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean.
Its area of operations stretches across nearly 2.5 m square miles of water.
The US Navy recently deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter, the US naval tanker John Lenthall, and the US command and control ship (C2) Mount Whitney in the Black Sea. (Source: naval-technology.com)
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