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Bagira wins Netherlands CBRN contract

30 January 2019
A screenshot from the Bagira CBRN simulator exercise control showing the spread of a chlorine hazard in a 3D virtual environment. Source: Bagira Systems

Bagira Systems and Van Halteren Defence have jointly been awarded a contract by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence for the simulator for its national chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) training centre at Bredero barracks in Vught.

The contract, the value of which was not disclosed, is to supply, operate, and maintain the simulator for 15 years. The centre provides CBRN training for military personnel and first responders, and the simulator will support instruction and training in dealing with various CBRN scenarios.

Leveraging Bagira’s core ‘Digital Dust’ technology, the new simulator is based on the company’s B-ONE 3D imagery software. It includes elements that together enable interactive training in a realistic and dynamic environment. B-ONE provides a standardised skeleton and interchangeable animation, enabling the creation and presentation of different scenarios using the B-SCENE scenario editor.

The simulator can be used in conjunction with live training, injecting CBRN events, simulating the spread of hazardous substances, and providing the correct feedback to simulated monitoring devices, which can be implemented as applications on mobile devices. All levels of command and CBRN defence functions can be exercised, with dynamically changing threats and environmental conditions.

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