MS&T Magazine’s awards for excellence in defense modeling, simulation and training were announced in September and presented during this year’s I/ITSEC.

After a process that began in May of this year with the release of submission applications to industry, over 75 entries were received in six categories. Three top finalists were selected for each category by MS&T’s editorial team, based on the quality of submissions received. Eighteen finalists and summaries were then presented to MS&T’s global readership to select the best candidates. With over 6,000 votes received, the following six award winners and twelve finalists were announced for each category.

 

Outstanding Innovative Product

 

Winner - CAE for the Italian Air Force Predator Mission Trainer (PMT). Click here for more information.

 

CAE's Marc-Olivier Sabourin, Vice President, Global Defence and Security (right), accepts the Outstanding Innovative Product award from MS&T Editor Rick Adams (middle) and Halldale Group CEO Andy Smith (left).

 

Finalists: 
- Cubic - Engage KOV-135
- SAIC - MicroEngage

 


 

Outstanding VR/AR/MR Application  

 

Winner - Reiser Simulation and Training Mixed-Reality (MR) Training for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) & Medical Crew. Click here for more information.

 

Reiser Simulation & Training wins MS&T's Outstanding VR/AR/MR Application Award. Pictured from left to right is Halldale Group CEO Andy Smith, Reiser’s Dipl. Ing Holger Rauls, Snr Software Architect, Dr Roman Sperl, CEO, and the VR/AR Association's Orlando Chapter President, John Cunningham.

 

Finalists:
- Modest Tree - Modest3D Xplorer
- Vertex Solutions - AC-130U Virtual Reality Part Task Trainer (vrPTT)

 


 

Outstanding Service and Support Program

 

Winner - CAE for the USAF KC-135 Aircrew Training System. Click here for more information.

 

CAE's Ray Duquette, President and General Manager, CAE USA (right), receives the award for MS&T's Outstanding Service and Support Program from Halldale Group CEO Andy Smith (middle) and MS&T Deputy Editor Andy Fawkes (left).

 

Finalists:
- General Dynamics Information Technology - Simulation Services for US Army Flight School XXI
- Inzpire Limited - "Whole Force" training for MOD's Air Battlespace Training Centre (ABTC), RAF Waddington

 


 

Outstanding Training System Integration Project  

 

Winner - Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA) & ST Engineering - Littoral Mission Vessel Simulation Centre (LMV SimCen). Click here for more information.

 

ST Engineering and the Defence Science & Technology Agency win the award for Outstanding Training System Integration Project. Halldale Group CEO, Andy Smith (left) presents the award to Mr. Ravinder Singh, President Electronics, President Defence Business, ST Engineering Electronics Ltd.

 

Finalists: 
- CAE - Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Training Program
- The DiSTI Corporation - US Army C-RAM LPWS OMT

 


 

Small Business of the Year

 

Winner – Simthetiq. Click here for more information.

 

Simthetiq's CEO, Vincent Cloutier (left), accepts the Small Business of the Year award from MS&T Deputy Editor Andy Fawkes.

 

Finalists:
- Cervus Defence & Security
- Close Air Solutions

 


 

Pioneer Award

 

Winner - Robert Abascal, CEO and Founder, AVT Simulation. Click here for more information.

 

Pioneer Award winner, Robert Abascal, CEO and Founder, AVT Simulation (left), is presented with his award from MS&T Editor Rick Adams.

 

Finalists: 
- Waymon Armstrong, Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS)
- Dr. Rajive Bagrodia, SCALABLE Network Technologies