VBS Simulation SDK

Powerful Tools to Customize VBS

VBS Simulation SDK allows developers and integrators to customize and extend VBS3 by providing a framework and suite of tools.


Open and Modular Development Framework

The VBS Simulation SDK includes a library of APIs and source code allowing developers to customize virtually every aspect of VBS3 and produce custom applications. The APIs form a modular, C plug-in architecture that enable developers to integrate third-party technologies effectively and efficiently.

A Proven Development Platform

The VBS Simulation SDK includes a license of the VBS3 runtime, BISim’s game-based desktop simulation for tactical training and mission rehearsal. VBS3 is the most widely used game-based simulation software among militaries today. It comes complete with offline and runtime editors, after-action review capability, a massive content library, developer tools, an easy-to-use interoperability gateway, and a built-in voice communications system. VBS3 meets hundreds of training use cases from individual warrior tasks to battle drills to large-scale collective exercises.


Create High-Fidelity Artificial Intelligence

Control the fight with VBS Control Editor, included with the VBS Simulation SDK. The VBS Control Editor provides a full set of AI development tools for VBS3, including a visual behavior tree editor and powerful live debugging tools. Using industry standard behavior trees and Lua scripting, users can create highly complex AI behaviors up to a full military doctrine.


Native Connectivity

VBS Gateway is a user-friendly application included with VBS3 and the VBS Simulation SDK that allows for interoperability with external HLA/DIS networks and host computers that use the CIGI protocol. VBS Gateway features tools for editing entity states and making live updates within scenarios.