BAE Systems is set to collaborate with distributed computing specialists Hadean to develop training solutions for future military forces.

The companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at IT2EC 2022 to work together on the initiative.

As agreed, BAE Systems will leverage its knowledge in military training, and Hadean’s technology, to power a single synthetic environment to enable military forces to plug in and train together.

The technology will allow the forces to train in a simulated environment analogous to the real world, using real software and tactics.

The initial proof of concept will involve integrating multi-domain synthetic environments to offer complex collective training scenarios. It will also use data analytics and insights to improve the training capability and output.

BAE Systems Air sector director of training strategy Andy Kendall said: “We are really excited to collaborate with Hadean, which is a world leader in harnessing the power of computating technology, for immersive synthetic training environments. 

 “The aim is to combine Hadean’s computing expertise with our intimate understanding of our customers’ needs, built on decades of working with the world’s leading militaries, to provide bespoke simulation environments and scenarios. This will deliver tangible advantages to next-generation training systems.”

Hadean co-founder and CEO Craig Beddis said: “Our new partnership with BAE Systems represents a key milestone in digital transformation, where governments and militaries will be able to leverage our joint solutions to take advantage of the latest emerging spatial computing technologies to maximise their mission preparedness.”

Last month, BAE Systems completed the acquisition of software company Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim).