The Italian company RINA is claiming to have changed the cost dynamics of the war gaming world through the introduction of PREEcept, a decision support simulation system based on the VBS3 software developed by Australian SME Bohemia Interactive.
RINA’s conducted a detailed analysis of decision support techniques and software currently used by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the civilian sector. The analysis found that the military conducts visualised tactics, procedures and protocols training to see military planning ‘play out’.
The company procured an extensive military model at 1:300 NATO scale and added weapon effects, ranges and distances on ground that could be accurately measured. The model can be used in conjunction with a virtual defence simulation system that uses Bohemia Interactive’s VBS3 software. This allows maps to be printed that match the model terrain and creates a joined-up war gaming and military planning training solution.
The solution allows military commanders to practice what they have already been taught in a virtual environment on a physical modelled environment. Any scenario can be reset multiple times. PREEcept provides CT1, CT2 and CT3 training levels.
“We have brought together the map, the model and the virtual simulation in a seamless manner and included weapon effects and ranges in a physical environment that we can replicate in a virtual environment,” RINA’s Space and Defence Deputy Director Charlie Lewis said.