BISim at IT²EC 2023: Product Demonstrations and Program Schedule

Apr 05, 2023

Rotterdam, 2023 - - Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim), a global developer of advanced military simulation and training software, will be exhibiting at IT²EC 2023 at booth #C11. BISim will showcase demos of its simulation products, highlighting the latest features and capabilities. BISim staff will be available for questions about product roadmaps as well as describing how other customers are using the products to achieve their training and mission rehearsal goals.


BISim is introducing its new physics-based thermal imaging simulation in VBS.This advanced technology will unlock new training use cases, offering one of the most realistic sensor views ever available in military simulation. IT²EC attendees will be the first to experience a preview of this new feature.

VBS Blue IG drives the visual environment for a mixed reality aircraft simulator with Bugeye hardware and FLEX-air flight model.

BISim is proud to be an official reseller of's high-fidelity terrain data in both VBS4 and VBS Blue IG. is a leading developer of procedurally refined geo-specific terrain data. Its cutting-edge technology is used to populate the Earth in well-known games such as Microsoft Flight Simulator. At IT²EC, attendees can view's data firsthand and discuss how this step-change in procedurally generated terrain can be leveraged to enhance their training simulations.

New AI is coming to VBS! VBS Control AI has continued to evolve over the past two years, and in the latest VBS4 release, it is getting a significant upgrade. This industry-leading AI will directly and positively impact VBS administrators by providing reliable and responsive military AI that should reduce the need for human roleplayers. BISim invites the IT²EC attendees to learn more and see a demonstration of the new behaviours.

VBS Blue IG drives the visual environment for a mixed reality aircraft simulator with Bugeye hardware and FLEX-air flight model.

Demonstrations at BISim booth #C11

VBS4 23.1 (sneak peek of the latest VBS4 version) - BISim will be showcasing the latest features of VBS4, BISim’s flagship product. VBS4 is an easy-to-use, whole-earth virtual and constructive simulation and simulation host that fully supports a vast range of military-specific training and mission rehearsal use cases. Visitors will see demonstrations of new damage charring, new electronic warfare capabilities, VBS Radio enhancements, a new mission briefing system, and more feature upgrades available in version 23.1 of VBS4.

VBS Blue IG - BISim will demonstrate the latest VBS Blue IG, which includes all the rendering improvements of VBS4 and multiple performance enhancements. The demonstration will highlight significant advances in CIGI standard support, including the support for CIGI 4.0 for the first time and comprehensive support for previous CIGI versions 3.0 - 3.3.

Mantle ETM - BISim’s terrain experts - TerraSim - will be demonstrating the art of the possible in using the Mantle ETM platform to build a custom terrain pipeline perfectly matched to the needs of any sophisticated simulated terrain user. The demo will show a pipeline set up to store, serve, enhance and correlate CDB, 3D Tiles, Unreal and VBS formats. The BISim team can explain how this can be expanded to any other desired formats and how it can be integrated with customers’ existing terrain data and workflow.

Presentations and Events

VBS + Mantle ETM Information Session

Tuesday, 25th April, from 13:30-15:00 at Dock 16 of the IT²EC Conference Hall.

BISim invites military and industry delegates to learn about Mantle ETM, the latest VBS4 news, VBS Blue IG, and other future BISim tech. Register here.

Register for the VBS+Mantle ETM Information Session

Presentation by BISim's CPO Pete Morrison

Tuesday, 25th April, from 15:00-15:30 in Theatre 3 of the IT²EC Conference Hall.

Join us at this IT²EC Speaker Session to hear from BISim's CPO, Pete Morrison, as he presents on “Solving Terrain Challenges Through Mantle ETM”. This presentation will describe how Mantle ETM solves terrain challenges and will present a number of case studies showing how terrain development is moving to the Cloud.

Beers from Around the World

Tuesday, 25th April, from 16:30 onwards at the BISim booth #C11.

Join us for a beer sampling event featuring a selection of beers from our office locations around the world.

Beers from around the world at the BISim booth #C11
Booth Partner
TerraSim is a leading geospatial tech company that develops advances software.


TerraSim, Inc., a BISim company, develops advanced software solutions to automate terrain generation. The company’s software supports export to the widest range of visual, constructive, and serious game runtimes in the industry.

TerraSim, Inc., will showcase a range of terrain solutions featuring Mantle ETM for enterprise terrain management, TerraTools for desktop terrain generation, and VBS Geo for easy-to-use 3D terrain editing.

About BISim

Founded in 2001, Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim), a wholly-owned subsidiary of BAE Systems, Inc., is a global software company at the forefront of simulation and training solutions for defence and civilian organisations.

Globally, many hundreds of thousands of military personnel are trained every year using BISim’s high-fidelity VBS software products. More than 60 NATO and NATO-friendly countries, and over 300 integrators/prime contractors use VBS technology, many making significant funding commitments to extend VBS product capabilities. BISim’s customers include the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, the UK MOD, Canadian Armed Forces, French Army, Bundeswehr, Swedish Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force, New Zealand Defence Force and many major system integrators.