Military Training & Simulation News (MTSN) was first published in monthly newsletter format in 1995, and in 1999 it became a bi-monthly magazine.

In 2015, MTSN became part of the Shephard Media portfolio. With a readership of over 40,000, MTSN is requested, read and respected in over 70 countries by professional military, government, academic and industry personnel.

With a team of global correspondents, the magazine brings the reader high-quality analysis, news and in-depth features. MTSN is the only magazine dedicated to military training and simulation with a publishing frequency of six issues per year.

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• Leonardo launches M-40
• Taiwan to enhance TESS capabilities
• MASA and BISim in strategic alliance
• Good results for CAE
• Festo Didactic delivers
• Leonardo pushes M-346 for UK ASDOT


Expensive and sophisticated hardware requires support from well-trained technicians. At present, virtual reality and 3D replica modules seem to be the chosen methods for modern maintenance training, but what of augmented reality?

Like most air forces around the world, 
the Royal Netherlands Air Force is facing a number of challenges, including how best to use the power of simulation to enhance training efficiency and operational effectiveness. 

The jet trainer market is a highly competitive sector. It also contains one of the largest awards in military aviation – the USAF is due to decide the winner of its new advanced pilot training system contest by the end of the year.

Medical simulation has developed rapidly over the past 20 years from simple and crude techniques for students to fully immersive environments with authentic patient simulators. 

Force-on-force training continues to evolve, with companies steadily adding new capabilities to increase realism in what is an extremely buoyant market.

The Royal Netherlands Air Force has been using its door gunner trainer at Gilze-Rijen air base for over two years now with great success. MTSN was recently invited to the base to take an exclusive look at the system. 


MTSN talked to president of Cubic Global Defense and Cubic VP, Dave Buss, about current and future plans for the company and how the integration of new and emerging technologies is helping to drive combat readiness for US and allied forces.

Jan/Feb 2017
Motion capture and eye tracking
Visual database development
Serious games
US S&T programme update

Event distribution
IDEX (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Avalon (Geelong, Australia)
AUSA Global (Huntsville, AL, USA)
LIMA (Langkawi, Malaysia)
Aero India (Bengaluru, India)

Mar/Apr 2017
Naval training
Projection technology
Counter IED training
Land training environment

Event distribution
Sea-Air-Space (National Harbor, MD, USA)
LAAD (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
IDEF (Istanbul, Turkey)

May/Jun 2017
Aerial target systems
Training armoured forces
JTAC/FAC training
Aggressor adversary training

Event distribution
IMDEX (Singapore)
ITEC (London, UK)
UDT Europe (Bremen, Germany)
CANSEC (Ottawa, Canada)
Paris Air Show (Paris, France)

Jul/Aug 2017
Maintenance training
Trainer aircraft
Medical training
Enhanced flight and aeromedical training

Event distribution
MSPO (Kielce, Poland)

Sep/Oct 2017
Motion platforms and cueing systems
Virtual small arms training
Range targets for live fire training
Developments in LVC

Event distribution
DSEI (London, UK)
AFA (National Harbor, MD, USA)
Modern Day Marine (Quantico, VA, USA)
Pacific (Sydney, Australia)
AUSA Annual (Washington, DC, USA)
Seoul ADEX (Seoul, South Korea)
Defence & Security (Bangkok, Thailand)

Nov/Dec 2017
US S&T industry
Constructive training
EW training
Image generation

Event distribution
I/ITSEC (Orlando, FL, US)
Gulf Defence (Kuwait)

MTSN has a total readership of 40,000, approximately 56% of which is in the US, 28% in Europe, 9% in Asia-Pacific, 4% in the Middle East and 3% rest of world. Readership profiles are military officers/SNCOs, procurement officials, operational requirements staff, relevant government organisations, academia and industry personnel.

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