Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim), a global developer of advanced military training and simulation software, will support MBDA Australia in developing a training system for the MMP missile for the Land 400 program.
MBDA is offering its MMP medium-range missile, which it claims to be the only fifth generation anti-tank guided weapon in production and in service today, as part of the $20 billion project.
BISim will scope requirements for a crew procedural trainer for the MMP missile system. The ADF began using BISim’s flagship simulation software Virtual Battlespace in 2003 and the latest version VBS3 is used extensively across ADF branches of service for a wide variety of training uses.
MBDA Australia managing director Andy Watson said BISim and VBS3 were natural choices for Land 400 missile system training; indeed the company had worked previously with BISim on other simulation and training projects. In the UK, they worked to model Brimstone missile testing using VBS3 and BISim’s image generation software VBS IG for experimentation and demonstration purposes.
“VBS3’s flexibility as a development platform enables us to simulate all kinds of complex systems and procedures,” BISim Australia MD Ryan Stephenson said.