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.
Onwards and upwards
• Meggitt divests target business
• SAF opens new armour simulation centre
• Singapore matures I-LVC
• American EW range for Australia
• French pilot training outsourcing progresses
• Barco unveils F70 projector
With instructors and students flying 35% of the US Navy’s total flight hours on 26% of the total service aircraft inventory, the Chief of Naval Air Training organisation plays a critical part in providing flight capabilities for the navy, marine corps and coast guard, plus foreign partners.
Synthetic training environments are key to any modern military’s training methods, with visual databases forming the first step in their creation.
France’s Défense Conseil International is looking to increase its portfolio in the naval training sector. Currently maintaining a strong presence throughout the world, the organisation continues to expand by offering a range of courses, consultancy and services.
The US S&T industry is the largest in the world and shows off its wares at the annual I/ITSEC show in Orlando. The event is the biggest gathering in the industry calendar and provides a good indication of the current mood and the trends that are likely to emerge in the future.
THE HUMAN FACTOR
Increasing emphasis is being placed on small unit operations and the role of the individual within them. One way to enhance realism is to capture their motion parameters and then use the data to create virtual entities.
‘Serious games’ have been part of many armed forces’ training curricula for many years, and have become ever more realistic. However, some providers in the sector believe that games engine-based systems now face a challenge.
As one of the world’s leading aerospace and defence contractors, Boeing has been involved in training throughout the whole of its 100-year existence. That emphasis on training is growing, both in terms of provision of equipment and services. Trevor Nash talks to Tim Noonan, Boeing’s VP of training systems and government services, about the company’s approach to this key market.
Motion capture and eye tracking
Visual database development
US S&T programme update
IDEX (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Avalon (Geelong, Australia)
AUSA Global (Huntsville, AL, USA)
LIMA (Langkawi, Malaysia)
Aero India (Bengaluru, India)
Counter IED training
Land training environment
Sea-Air-Space (National Harbor, MD, USA)
LAAD (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
IDEF (Istanbul, Turkey)
Aerial target systems
Training armoured forces
Aggressor adversary training
ITEC (London, UK)
UDT Europe (Bremen, Germany)
CANSEC (Ottawa, Canada)
Paris Air Show (Paris, France)
Enhanced flight and aeromedical training
MSPO (Kielce, Poland)
Motion platforms and cueing systems
Virtual small arms training
Range targets for live fire training
Developments in LVC
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)
US S&T industry
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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