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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Chasing dreams

• Red Air trial for ADF
• British Army outlines CATT wish list
• Hawk support contract for CAE
• JP 9711 moves on
• French pilot training outsourcing progresses
• RNLAF awards SAR training to P1AR

Bringing increasingly large numbers of warships'crew members together for sophisticated computerised exercises is a growing trend, but a recent incident in the Middle East shows that one of the most basic rules of seamanship training is disregarded at your peril.

Live training may be considered expensive by some, but it forms the pinnacle of collective training and is therefore vital in terms of testing operational readiness. Such training is the closest replicator of combat operations, so it comes as no surprise to hear that armies continue to invest in this domain.

An air-to-air refuelling capacity adds significant reach and operational capability to a nation's power projection aspirations. In Australia, that reach is provided by 33 Squadron, for whom there is no let-up in training tempo at RAAF Base Amberley in Queensland.

The USAF's T-X competition has drawn much attention over the past few years. As the deadline to submit formal responses gets closer, two teams have withdrawn and one declared, albeit with the same aircraft as one of the earlier bids, with three contenders left in the race.

The range of projection systems now on offer to support the virtual training domain is massive. Over recent months, a new breed of 4k-resolution devices have appeared on the market to raise the fidelity bar even higher. These technologies mean that true virtual realism is rapidly approaching.

IEDs are increasingly posing a significant threat to the safety of troops, so devising effective ways to train soldiers in matters of awareness and safety is crucial.

Created in 2003, the European Training and Simulation Association provides an environment for users and suppliers to exchange opportunities, ideas, information and strategies on training, simulation technology and methodologies. Trevor Nash talks to Graham McIntyre, chairman and CEO, about the organisation and its plans for the future.

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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