Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) and eurosimtec have signed an agreement with German Office of Simulation and Testing to grant Virtual Battlespace 3 (VBS3) licences to German Armed Forces.

Claimed to be the most widely used virtual simulation software for military training in the world, VBS3 provides an immersive virtual environment that enables soldiers to train on tactics, rehearse for missions and practise standard operating procedures.

The software also features an after-action review tool to help soldiers learn to think, make decisions and improve communications before heading to the field for live exercises.

Bohemia Interactive Simulations chief technical officer Mark Dzulko said: "VBS3 provides a common training solution for all branches of German Armed Forces.

"VBS3 offers a high degree of interoperability and gives Bundeswehr the opportunity to direct their own training and technology requirements in the broadest possible way."

CEO of eurosimtec Andre Komp said: "The agreement also provides the Bundeswehr flexibility to further expand their use of VBS for training across the services."

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"VBS3 provides an immersive virtual environment that enables soldiers to train on tactics, rehearse for missions and practise standard operating procedures."

The software is specifically used for tactical training and mission rehearsal on desktop computers, as well as part-task trainers and full-mission simulators.

VBS simulation software is currently used by more than 30 NATO allies, including the US Army, Marine Corps, UK Ministry of Defence, Australian Defence Force, Canadian Armed Forces and New Zealand Defence Force.

The agreement also covers the supply of TerraTools 5 simulation environment development toolkit, eurosimtec’s VB-Edit product line, and SimCentric Technologies’s VBS2Fires and VBS2Strike for call-for-fire and close air support mission training.

In addition, German military will receive Calytrix Technologies’s CNR-Sim and BISim’s rapid tree generator software, Silvador.

The German military used VBS for joint force air component, joint fire support teams procedure training, UAV simulation, artillery training, squad and platoon infantry training particularly at the German Army Battle Simulation Center in Wildflecken, for more than five years.

Image: VBS3 helps soldiers train on tactics, rehearse for missions, and practice standard operating procedures. Photo: © 2014 Bohemia Interactive Simulations.

Defence Technology