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Inzpire to join BAE's single synthetic environment training programme

9th November 2022 - 15:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


The SSE can allow military forces to securely train using real-world mission software and tactics delivering high-fidelity, immersive training. (Photo: BAE Systems)

Inzpire is the latest partner to join BAE Systems' multi-domain project which is set to enhance virtual, immersive military training by using real-world mission data and tactics.

BAE Systems and Inzpire have announced that they will seek to explore ways to bring the latter company’s expertise into BAE Systems’ future Operational Training Services.

The MoU, announced at the Bahrain Air Show on 9 November, will see Inzpire working with BAE Systems on the creation of a single synthetic environment (SSE).

The SSE can allow military forces to securely train using real-world mission software and tactics delivering high-fidelity, immersive training.

Andy Fisher, Inzpire deputy head of collective training, told Shephard: 'We will provide operational training subject matter expertise to BAE Systems’ work developing its single synthetic environment proof of concept. Our expert professional White Force will perform exercise control during demonstrations, as well as help develop operationally relevant scenarios.

'As the project matures, we will create immersive scenarios from the training objectives provided by those on the front line. To ensure maximum benefit from all training events, we will also conduct in-depth after-action reviews, allowing the audience to assess their performance and build on their learnings.'

Additionally, Inzpire business development executive Alistair Howard said in a video published on the company's social media site that the company will levarage its 'fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft flying training with its GECO Mission Support System, its mission training devices and also its experience in collective training delivery.’

Work on the SSE project commenced after IT2EC 2022 when BAE Systems signed an MoU with distributed computing technology company Hadean.

On 20 July during the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) 2022, VR simulation company VRAI joined the project, bringing its hazardous environment awareness training (HEAT) experience to the table.

Lucy Walton, BAE Systems’ head of training told Shephard during FIA that the initial proof of concept (POC) is to be delivered by BAE by the end of 2022.

The POC will see the company integrate multi-domain (air, land, sea, space and cyber) synthetic environments to enable complex collective training scenarios in a secure environment.

Walton said the company will use different types of technology and work on different engines to prove the integration aspect of the solution.

The partners admitted at the time that a large amount of data was still to be collected and analysed, and there is also the need to fully understand what technologies should be used to achieve a fully integrated multi-domain training solution.

BAE Systems is, however, confident that large-scale, highly complex live training exercises such as Red Flag can move to the digital environment in the next five years.

Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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