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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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Interfacing the physical and virtual worlds
Dec02

Interfacing the physical and virtual worlds

Training in a simulated environment is the way of the future. While it will never completely replace the invaluable live experience, it is more cost-effective and able to recreate scenarios many live exercises simply cannot. As successive generations enter the military having grown up in a gaming world of virtual and augmented reality on an array of stationary and...

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Warfare centre key to surface combatant weapon evaluation
Nov27

Warfare centre key to surface combatant weapon evaluation

Think of it as a cool CGI movie. A Canadian patrol frigate makes a sonar contact – a submarine, some distance ahead. As a helicopter keeps watch overhead, the frigate races forward to engage the craft skulking in the underwater terrain. The wake the ship leaves, the sonar signature of the submarine, every detail is perfect – and perfectly...

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A new standard for simulated terrain

If you own multiple simulation systems, you probably own multiple versions of terrain software, and not all of them are compatible. In September, Montreal-based Presagis, created in 2007 as an offshoot of CAE, released M&S Suite 13, a major upgrade to its modelling and simulation software portfolio. Among the notable features is the ability to standardize terrain across a...

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