Urban Warrior 5 in understanding future battlefield
The British Army in January this year conducted its largest virtual battle simulation, involving 220 soldiers. The experiment was carried out at the Army’s Land Warfare Centre in Warminster, Wiltshire. The two-hour scenario saw soldiers from 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh on computers completing virtual missions in a fictional French town.
Urban Warrior 5, as the project is called, has cost about £1million to develop and was built with VBS2 software, which is also used commercially by the games industry to create virtual worlds.
Further simulations involving different troops will be run until June 2013, after which all the data will be analysed. Exercise Urban Warrior 5 used advanced science and computer technology as part of a cutting-edge experiment designed to help the Army better understand the battlefield of the future. for live-fire training ranges at US Army installations worldwide.
Under these orders, MTS will deliver some 1,100 infantry and armour units, both stationary and mobile. Equipment will be delivered across 10 military installations.
Delivery orders are open to competition amongst Meggitt Training Systems, Lockheed Martin, Action Target, Strategic Systems and Saab Training.
Ronald Vadas, President of Meggitt Training Systems commented: “Award of these delivery orders is a further testament to the strength of our 16-year relationship with the US Army and we look forward to continuing to respond to its evolving range development and moderniation requirements.”