Boeing Defence UK have awarded a long-term contract to Pitch Technologies to deliver simulation infrastructure tools and support services for the development of Gladiator, the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) new multi-year training programme.

Pitch perfect for RAF training
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The programme is the pathfinder to a series of future training systems programmes establishing RAF’s future simulation based operational training capability.

It will deliver a simulation hub at RAF Waddington enabling RAF crews and supporting ground forces to train together in complex training scenarios at multiple dispersed locations and with NATO and other allied nations.

In line with UK Ministry of Defence’s strategic direction towards High Level Architecture (HLA) standard for modelling and simulation interoperability, Pitch will provide commercial off-the-shelf interoperability tools for simulation development, distributed real-time execution, data recording and synchronised playback.

Pitch will also provide key software components for Cross-Domain Security (CDS), enabling training across different levels of information security.

"For us it also confirms our market leading position in distributed training based on open standards and security in simulation.” said Bjorn Moller, President of Pitch Technologies.

Founded in 1991 in Linkoping, Sweden, Pitch Technologies sells interoperability products and services for training and simulation. Pitch has sold more than 130,000 software licenses to aerospace and defence customers in 38 countries. They have offices in Sweden, France, UK and USA.