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News - VR

  • Training

    British Army tests VR technology for training

    7th February 2019

    The British Army has awarded a £1 million contract to Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) to demonstrate the use of virtual reality (VR) for soldier training …

  • Training

    USAF fire department receives new simulators

    29th January 2019

    The US Air Force’s 97th Air Mobility Wing (AMW) Fire Department has received three new simulators for firefighter training. The driving simulator is equipped with …

  • Training

    BISim releases product updates

    22nd January 2019

    Bohemia Interactive Simulations has released updates to its VBS3, VBS Blue IG, VBS Simulation SDK and VBS IG SDK products, the company announced on 18 …

  • Land Warfare

    Russian land forces to receive modern vehicles

    7th January 2019

    Russian land forces will receive more than 1,850 vehicles in 2019 along with special equipment, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced on 3 January. The …

  • Training

    Vobling to further develop Carl-Gustaf VR Experience

    17th December 2018

    Bublar Group subsidiary Vobling has been selected by Saab to further develop the Carl-Gustaf Virtual Reality (VR) Experience for the HTC Vive Pro and the …

  • Training

    Saab select VE Studio for VMT development

    6th December 2018

    DiSTI’s VE Studio has been selected by Saab Aeronautics for the development of a virtual maintenance trainer (VMT) for Saab’s Gripen E aircraft, the company …

  • Training

    I/ITSEC 2018: ECS makes medical scenario HaptX

    28th November 2018

    Six years on from the ideas stage, HaptX Gloves, in partnership with ECS, are demonstrating for the first time at I/ITSEC 2018 in Orlando the turnkey system designed …

  • Training

    I/ITSEC 2018: Showing front with AR and VR tech

    27th November 2018

    First-time exhibitor, Frontis' AR and VR platforms are supporting training missions for the South Korean soldier from a mechanic level to field preparation operations, Shephard has learnt. …

  • Training

    I/ITSEC 2018: Show opens (video)

    26th November 2018

    I/ITSEC 2018 sees a host of high-fidelity projectors, VR and AR technologies on display. Shephard considers the key themes and trends which are likely to dominate …

  • Special Operations

    USSOCOM looks to optical dominance

    8th November 2018

    United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is exploring improvements and enhancements to visual augmentation systems and related auxiliary technologies, with the overall goal of establishing …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Ukrainian Army Aviation takes Mi-2MSB-Vs

    23rd July 2018

    According to Col Igor Yeremenko, Commanding Officer of the Ukrainian Army Aviation, in early June an undisclosed army aviation brigade took on strength Mi-2MSB-V helicopters …

  • Military Logistics

    US Navy, Moback collaborate on AR/VR capabilities

    4th July 2018

    The US Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD), is collaborating with Moback to research and investigate specialised augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Russia banking on drone cash transport

    8th June 2018

    Sberbank, a large Russian Bank, is set to be the launch customer for Russian Helicopters’ new VRT300 VTOL UAV. The bank intends to use the …

  • Training

    ITEC 2018: Pennant VR parachute sim takes off (video)

    21st May 2018

    The Pennant Group demonstrated its latest parachute VR training simulator in Stuttgart at ITEC 2018. In the company's estimation, the virtual reality system is viewed …

  • Training

    ITEC 2018: VT MAK updates its software suite

    9th May 2018

    Software integration specialists, VT MAK, has just unveiled the latest releases of its flagship software products, VR-Forces, VR-Vantage and VR-Engage to coincide with ITEC 2018. …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    XM30 Mechanized Infantry Combat Vehicle (USA)

    Programme Background Requirement The OMFV programme is the latest of several attempts to develop a Bradley replacement.  Designed to be capable of operating with or without ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Helicopter engines


    The TV3-117 turboshaft engine was designed in the early 1970s to power the Mi-14 and Mi-24, and more than 95% of Russian medium helicopters are ...

  • Subsystems: software

    WebLVC Server

    MÄK's WebLVC Server connects web-based simulation federates to DIS/HLA federations using the WebLVC protocol. The server, based on the company's VR-Exchange interoperability portal, implements the ...

  • Subsystems: software


    VR-Forces is a flexible computer-generated forces platform used to fill a customer’s synthetic environments with urban, battlefield, maritime and airspace activity. Uses include a threat ...

  • Land: Radio and SATCOM


    Designed by Rohde&Schwarz;, the SOVERON VR is a ruggedised vehicle SDR that supports the V/UHF band. Notably, it comes with a built-in amplifier and a cosite ...

  • Subsystems: visual

    VR-Vantage IG

    VR-Vantage IG delivers game-like visual quality in image generators for training and simulation projects. It renders first-person views for virtual trainers, provides sensor channels for ...

  • Subsystems: software


    Developed for use in training simulations or laboratory experimentation, VR-Engage is a multirole virtual simulator. It allows users to play the role of a character ...

  • Subsystems: visual


    The Virtual Reality Team Training System (VTTS) allows team members to interact together in one common virtual world. Every trainee uses a workstation consisting of ...

  • Subsystems: software

    VR-Vantage Stealth

    VR-Vantage Stealth is an information station where users can view the virtual world in 2D, 3D and exaggerated reality modes. Whether used for situational awareness, ...

  • Subsystems: software


    The Brains for Human Activities in Virtual Environments (B-HAVE) module adds enhanced AI to the VR-Forces simulation environment. VR-Forces users can create complex pattern of ...

  • Land: infantry weapon simulators


    The Dynasim small arms simulator (SA-S) is an interoperable personal weapon trainer featuring simultaneous weapon handling training and environment observation, target selection and elimination. The ...

  • Land: infantry weapon simulators


    The DynaSim MANPATS Simulator provides training for a range of antitank/anti-structure weapon systems and can be further modified to any other system, according to the ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    VR-12 Mosquito

    The VR-12 (BP-12) Mosquito is a UAS designed for EO terrain reconnaissance. It can detect a target object's coordinates and transfer real-time footage of ground ...

  • Subsystems: software


    VR-TheWorld is a web-based streaming terrain server. It is delivered with a global base map, but users can also populate it with custom source data ...

  • Data links, UAS: communication systems


    Peraso PRM2136 is a millimetre wave (mmWave) communications module designed for low-latency, high-bandwidth applications in a small form factor. Originally launched in 2022, it was introduced to ...

  • Subsystems: software


    VR-Exchange is a universal translator for distributed simulations. It performs FOM-to-FOM translation, RTI-to-RTI bridging, DIS or HLA-to-TENA translation, and can support simulation-to-C4I interoperability. VR-Exchange’s open ...