MS&T, the International Defence Training Journal, is hosting the 16th Annual Industry Simulation & Training Awards for industry recognition of companies that have made a significant impact in the military training industry during the current calendar year.

Formerly known as Military Training International’s “Top Companies” list, MS&T will carry on the tradition of presenting awards to companies for achievements in providing products and solutions that focus on making military forces around the world mission ready.

MS&T is proud to be sponsoring these awards for the first time, since our acquisition of Military Training International early this year,” says Andy Smith, Chief Executive officer of the Halldale Group.  “The winning companies of the 2016 awards are all global players that have substantially influenced the military training and simulation industry across an array of technologies. These companies’ products help servicemen of all types – air, land and sea – to prepare for deployment, as well as train and rehearse for missions in theater.”

MS&T has sent unique links to representatives at all companies that have either submitted or expressed interest in submitting a survey. If your company would like to submit a survey for award consideration, contact Holly Foster at for North America, or Stephen Reed at for the Rest of the World to receive your company’s survey link. The Halldale Group and MS&T magazine welcome all military industry companies to complete and submit a survey.

As the leading defense training journal for over 30 years, MS&T's experienced and highly respected editorial board will serve as the panel of judges, and will select the winners based on the information provided in the survey. The companies that have made the most noteworthy contributions within the defense S&T industry will be recognized with achievement award ribbons and the 2017 Industry Awards list will be printed in MS&T's Issue 4 (September/October) and within the online directory that will be posted on through August 2018.

1. Innovation - a BLUE ribbon signifies a company leads the industry in innovation.

2. Up-and-Coming - a YELLOW ribbon designates a company that is quickly rising in the industry and is considered up-and-coming.  Companies that are 15 years old or less.

3. Best Programs - a RED ribbon denotes a company involved with or spearheading a program that is revolutionizing training.

4. Top International - a GREEN ribbon indicates the company leads the industry in international sales, reach, and distribution.