IDEX 2015

Making it real [IDX15D3]

25 February 2015

Simulation and war-gaming are increasingly invaluable tools to armed forces that tend to operate increasingly complex systems, writes Sam J Basch. This is where UK-based NSC (Stand 05-D28) comes into its own, with cutting-edge simulation and analysis-driven training for military academies and establishments around the world.

Undertaken in conjunction with Serco, NSC has a three-year contract in support of the UK-Qatar defence co-operation agreement that provides for officer training at the Qatar Joaan Bin Jassim Joint Command and Staff College in Doha. Said NSC managing director Jeremy Spurr: “Partnering with Serco and Qatar armed forces’ directing staff, we are confident our expertise will reinforce the excellent teaching on offer and prepare those selected to attend the college for high-grade appointments in their ongoing careers.”

NSC specialist software is also helping to train Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior in the use of advanced defensive armament technology. NSC created a virtual environment in which crews of the Desert Chameleon armoured personnel carrier can become familiar with aspects of the vehicle’s remote multi-purpose turret system (RMTS).

According to NSC’s Chris Williams, the training solution should provide a high level of detail and fidelity. “The simulation has to look and feel like the real thing; factors such as the behaviour of ballistics and the slew of the turret have to be authentic to the platform on which it is modelled.”

NSC has a working relationship with the Gulf state dating back 18 years. Other partners include the Defence Academy of the UK and NATO.

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