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Maxar advances US Army’s global terrain simulation

19th March 2024 - 14:25 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


OWT is a component of the modernisation initiative led by Army Futures Command’s STE Cross Functional Team. (Photo: US DoD)

The One World Terrain prototype will become a key part of the US Army’s Synthetic Training Environment to provide soldiers realistic training with geospatial dataset.

Maxar Intelligence has been awarded Phase 4 of the US Army’s One World Terrain (OWT) prototype Other Transaction Agreement contract.

The OWT programme was set out to deliver 3D global terrain capability and associated information services that support a fully accessible virtual representation of the physical Earth through the Army network.

OWT has been deemed a key component of the Army’s Synthetic Training Environment (STE), which provides a realistic, common and automatically generated global geospatial dataset for simulation-based collective training, mission rehearsal and mission execution.

Phase 4 work came as a continuation of Maxar’s ongoing engagement in the project, with a focus on delivering enhanced 3D terrain representation for STE Training Simulation Software/Training Management Tool (TSS/TMT) modelling, simulation and training capabilities.

Maxar’s recent OWT work for the Army has focused on areas such as enhancing terrain data attribution and conflation using open-source geospatial data; enhancing training areas using multisource collection, high-resolution insets; and other elements.

OWT is a component of the modernisation initiative led by Army Futures Command’s STE Cross Functional Team, managed by the Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation and contracted through Army Contracting Command-Orlando. Maxar Intelligence has supported the OWT contract since 2019.

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