By Claudio Taraschi, Business Developer UGVs – playing catch up There’s little doubt that unmanned systems are proven in the air! Now armies are looking to catch up with use of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), but their use on the battlefield brings huge levels of complexity. Military UGVs will be autonomous. Thinking of autonomy, Toyota’s President and CEO, Akio Toyoda explained that “we...
Visit BISim’s booth 1071 to see mixed reality demonstrations of VBS4, our next generation whole-earth virtual and constructive desktop trainer and simulation host. You’ll also see VBS Blue IG, BISim’s high-performance, 3D whole-Earth image generator, in action. VBS4 and VBS Blue IG are part of BISim’s comprehensive, cutting-edge technology suite, allowing you to train a broad range of multi-...
By Nicholas Edwards, BISim Technical Project Lead Asia In 1794, the French Aerostatic Corps launched l’Entreprenant, a manned, tethered reconnaissance balloon high above the mass of troops gathering near the Belgian city of Charleroi. During the Battle of Fleurus, l’Entreprenant’s two-man crew of a captain and division commander stayed aloft for nine hours monitoring manoeuvers of 150,000...
By Craig Turner, Business Development Director EMEA “I remember it well, so allow me to set the scene for you. It’s 5 a.m. on a grey and drizzly morning. We’re standing outside the Company armoury to collect our personal weapons, for what will be an awfully long day on the Ranges. It is that time of the year again: The Annual Personal Weapons Test (APWT). As always in the UK when heading out...
By Rusty Orwin, Head of Sales UK & Ireland Modern armored fighting vehicles (AFVs) are highly complex to operate. The insides of these metal monsters are equipped with high-tech turret electronics, complex sensor systems, precision gun sights and periscopes, digital fire controls and active protection systems. The days of a tank just being a tank are long gone. Today you have to train in...