Bluedrop’s Rear Crew Mission Trainer – a fully immersive virtual trainer
Aug01

Bluedrop’s Rear Crew Mission Trainer – a fully immersive virtual trainer

With substantial cost savings over live training, virtual training has been increasing in popularity globally, especially in the military sector. The advantage that virtual training brings though, is not only limited to cost benefits, it also provides safety for the crew, improved navigation, the growth of skills, improved communications, less operational risks, data capture and improved user performance. It...

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The three questions you should ask yourself to avoid cost estimation risks
Mar23

The three questions you should ask yourself to avoid cost estimation risks

Risk is always present in any undertaking, no matter the size or duration of the project. Risk can jack up program costs, foul up schedules and draw out projects beyond their stated deadlines, and even ultimately derail a program. That is why professionals in the cost estimation and analysis industry need to bone up on risk mitigation strategies. “Project...

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5 factors that can prevent faulty cost estimates
Mar16

5 factors that can prevent faulty cost estimates

Cost overruns have become institutionalized in the federal government, according to a senior engineering cost officer for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Bad models, inadequate data, poor cost estimators, bad managers, including a “broken corporate governance process” and “the fact that everyone involved in developing and using cost estimates are human” are some of the typical causes of cost...

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How simulation makes Army procurement better
Nov15

How simulation makes Army procurement better

Gatineau, Quebec  — The Canadian Army (CA), like many of its international partners, makes good use of simulators as safe, inexpensive alternatives to training with real equipment;  however, a CA-led project is also leveraging the value of simulators in new ways. Specifically, the Director Combat Support Equipment Management, which falls under National Defence’s Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel), opened a simulation...

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VR, gaming technology and training the future soldier
Aug26

VR, gaming technology and training the future soldier

Gaming techniques and virtual reality technology is poised for rapid growth in the military simulation training market. Technologies and gadgets more familiarly seen in computer game consoles are increasingly making their way to simulation-based systems meant to train armoured vehicle drivers, naval gunnery personnel, pilots, maintenance crews, and more. The global military simulation and virtual reality-based training market are...

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The S&T informing the navy’s current and future fleet
Sep28

The S&T informing the navy’s current and future fleet

Canada is in the process of undertaking the largest acquisition of complex naval technology in the country’s history through the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). This, as well as maintaining an effective operational fleet, are key priorities for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), working with its partners in the Department of National Defence...

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