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.
• LMCO scores twice
• Boeing flies second T-X aircraft
• Quantum3D to supply visuals to L3 Link
• Brunei gets Black Hawk simulator
• DFWES contract extension for Saab
• JOBSS enters service with IDF
MASTERING THE MISSION
Controversy over cost and delays continues to dominate coverage of the F-35 Lightning II programme, but for the militaries that are starting to receive the aircraft, the practicalities of operating it are the primary focus.
LIAISONS WITH LATVIA
Following withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq and driven by Russian bellicosity, NATO allies are reassessing their deployment and use of armour, resulting in an increased emphasis on joint training in the Baltic region.
CALLING THE SHOTS
The highly specialised and mission-critical battlefield task of the JTAC and FAC requires equally focused training.
Simulation continues to play a big part in the integration of the UK's F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter on board the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers.
As tensions in the international geopolitical arena grow, major contracts are in the offing for training against aerial targets, with companies seeking to fulfil the requirements of armed forces around the world by offering a combination of upgrades and new equipment.
Major programmes in the UK and US are driving more nations to look at the provision of live air training services, a trend influenced by cost, aircraft availability and a shortage of pilots.
ITEC 2017 PREVIEW
A MEETING OF MINDS
As we prepare to depart for ITEC 2017 in Rotterdam, MTSN considers what can be expected at the show.
MetaVR sets the standard when it comes to visualisation. Along with Richard Rybacki, W Garth Smith, the company's co-founder and CEO, established MetaVR in 1996. Today, MetaVR's VRSG and high-fidelity databases and models are used throughout the world. MTSN talks to Smith about current business and future plans.
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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