DB - Digital Battlespace
Intific to build DARPA virtual test bed
Intific, a subsidiary of Cubic Global Defense, has been selected to develop a virtual test bed for the tactical technology office of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
The test bed will be used as a realistic virtual training environment for evaluating the technologies developed under DARPA's Squad X Core Technologies (SXCT) programme. It will also be used to test systems and concepts to support capability and combat developers, and support research and development programmes.
The award is for a first phase prototype. If selected for future phase options, capabilities, gamification features and scalability will be built-in. The complete project has a possible value of over $5 million in 33 months.
The test bed will use first-person gaming engine innovations and add defence-specific technology-generation and scenario-generation systems. It could be used for developing concepts, testing and procuring next-generation infantry equipment, including sensors, unmanned vehicles and weapons. The test bed is expected to deploy by the final quarter of 2017.
Bill Toti, president, Cubic Global Defense, said: 'Our designers, engineers and researchers at Intific have a proven track record of developing realistic high-end immersive simulations for the military. We are honoured to be selected by DARPA to provide a virtual test bed that aims to leverage advancements in game engines to take testing and concept development to the next level.'
More from Digital Battlespace
Rockwell Collins has successfully demonstrated the resilience of next-generation high frequency (HF) communications using a wideband high frequency (WBHF) system over a 5,000 mile distance, ...
Rheinmetall and Rohde & Schwarz have signed an agreement to form a joint venture (JV) company to bid for the German military’s mobile tactical communications ...
Saab has signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Material Administration for maintenance of the Swedish armed forces' telecommunications net for 2017-2018, the company announced ...
Kelvin Hughes has received a contract from Hyundai Heavy Industries to supply an Integrated Navigation Bridge System (INBS) for the Maritime Sustainment Capability (MSC) vessel ...
Systems engineering specialist Drumgrange displayed its Land C4ISR Integration concept for tactical ground vehicles at this year's DSEI. Aimed at supporting mobility operations, the vehicle-mounted ...
Rockwell Collins has demonstrated a new directional communication link with longer range and anti-jamming capability for smaller applications such as UAS, radar systems and satellite ...