Alion Science and Technology has been selected to demonstrate its “Virtual Sandbox” technology at the United States Air Force Future of Wargaming Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada, from February 25 – 26, 2020. Alion was one of 24 companies selected to participate from 78 submissions. Demonstrations will be presented to AFWERX, U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Joint Forces.

Virtual Sandbox is a mixed-reality (MR) tactical wargaming system. This product, along with the Navy Continuous Training Environment, managed and operated by Alion, will support development of the cloud-based, DevSecOps driven, wargaming Novel Distributed Integrated Concept Environment (NoDICE). The Alion solution creates live virtual simulations for wargaming by integrating with numerous data sets, including: Radio Frequency; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance; Full Motion Video; and Live, Virtual, and Constructive. The team has integrated Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enable real world experiences from the users/operators as well as real time model development. The architecture enables rapid integration of commercially developed capabilities.

“Alion’s solution for wargaming aligns to the DoD’s DevSecOps Reference Design while pulling in lessons learned from the DoD’s Big Data Platform (BDP) and the Navy Continuous Training Environment,” said Alion Senior Vice President of Cyber Network Solutions Katie Selbe. “Alion pairs off-the-shelf technology from the government and commercial sectors with Open Source Software to take advantage of innovations and best practices for wargaming. This has allowed the team to rapidly create 2D, 3D, AR, VR, and other solutions for wargaming and training.”