Ports to VBS Blue Image Generator
QuantaDyn Corporation announced at ITEC 2019 in Stockholm this week that it is upgrading the customised version of its Joint Fires Mobile Trainer (JFMT) used by the United Kingdom to the VBS Blue IG image generator developed by Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim).
VBS Blue IG is a high-performance, CIGI-compliant, 3D whole-earth image generator designed to support the full spectrum of land, sea, air and space use cases for collective and individual training. The JFMT is a self-contained mobile classroom which arrives as a fully equipped immersive environment to train JTACs, FACs, and JFOs.
Elbit Systems was awarded the Close Air Simulation and Support System (CAS&S) contract by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Under the contract, QuantaDyn provides a fully accredited training system housed in a road-legal trailer, while Elbit Systems UK provides all in-country instructional training and logistics.
Based on the latest UK Joint Service Publication (JSP) 918 Joint Terminal Attack Controller Policy, the JFMT is accredited by the Joint Air Land Organisation (JALO) for training mission scenarios including Type I, II, III, LASER, Day, Night aided, and Night unaided. Designed to accommodate mission briefs, during action reviews (DAR), and after-action reviews (AAR), a four-person brief/debrief area features a large screen monitor displaying briefing material and recorded missions for AAR.
Immersive Display Systems provided the 1.8m diameter dome with a 220° x 58° field of view. Within the dome, a full suite of virtual, simulated, and form-fit-function devices emulate the latest surveillance and target acquisition equipment in service with the British forces.
As with all QuantaDyn QFires products, the JFMT is designed to be agnostic with respect to computer-generated forces and IGs. The current UK systems, operated by 1st Artillery Brigade, uses the Modern Air Combat Environment (MACE) from Battlespace Simulations to provide the physics-based battle environment, with both ground and airborne entities, while VBS Blue IG is being installed to provide high-fidelity, real-time graphics.
“Being a worldwide leader in JTAC trainers, QuantaDyn demands the highest quality and flexibility in the image generator technology it delivers to customers [….] VBS Blue IG complies with the most challenging IG use cases, such as fully accredited JTAC training, enabling our integrator partners to serve customers and users who have the most rigorous of requirements,” commented BISim’s Senior VP Sales Europe, Middle East & Africa, Rusmat Ahmed.
“Our partnership with Bohemia Interactive Simulations reinforces QuantaDyn’s commitment to deliver high fidelity and high-performance training to the warfighter. QuantaDyn continues to deliver recognised and accredited Joint Fires training which is known globally as proven, reliable, interoperable, scalable and modular,” added QuantaDyn President, Bill Dunn.