Antycip Simulation has entered into a long-term partnership with MBDA. This partnership will allow Antycip to provide specialised simulation software, services and support to MBDA in Italy. The partnership extends MBDA's long-standing cooperation with Antycip Simulation, which has been supplying software solutions, alongside specialised services and training since 2004.
The cooperation between Antycip Simulation and MBDA commenced during the development of a concept test-bed using a suite of simulation software from VT MAK, with assistance from Antycip Simulation's engineering and service skills to bring it all together. The partnership then extended with the supply of more solutions along the product life cycle, including product promotion, support for de-risking and integration, and delivery to the end users of embedded and/or classroom training systems.
MBDA now has several workstations installed in Italy, which are connected in a distributed simulation environment to develop synthetic battle-space, loading terrain by using VR-TheWorld. The workstations share information in Distributed Interactive Simulation/High Level Architecture (DIS/HLA) using VT MAK's VR-Link and Run-Time Infrastructure (RTI), using Computer Generated Forces with VR-Forces and increasing realism of the scene with an automatic 3D visualisation with VR-Vantage.
Antycip Simulation's role in this arrangement is to provide full support for MBDA's laboratories in La Spezia and Rome, including the supply of VT MAK software, training, and using its expertise to support the adaptation of the Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) product to the system requirements. This new licence agreement will see Antycip Simulation fully supporting MBDA's laboratories, with MBDA standardising its simulations solutions based on VT MAK products.