This year’s MS&T Industry Awards for Simulation and Training excellence and achievement are perhaps the most important that we have ever initiated, coming as they do at such a challenging time for our businesses, our collective future and society.

There has been much talk of ‘coming through COVID-19 together’. The S&T industry has responded doing much both locally and industry wide to respond to the challenges, from converting training to new media and supporting distributed training and information sharing, to converting facilities to produce PPE (covered in our ‘Simulation Leads the Way’ reporting).

Simulation is a critical component of training, and the military S&T community continues to innovate in its delivery embracing new technologies and processes and striving for more agile, distributable and cost effective training.

There are six award categories this year and the finalists are listed alphabetically by each category below. All finalists are congratulated on their selection after an exacting process

Simulation will indeed ‘lead the way’, leading consistently towards an experiential assessment training model suited to current and future needs, as we continue to improve education and training for our future and current workforce.

As the leading simulation and training publisher, Halldale’s MS&T magazine is proud to acknowledge the following companies and individuals as our 2020 Finalists:

Outstanding Innovative Product

  • CAE: Swedish Navy’s Naval Warfare Training System (NWTS)
  • Cubic Global Defense: Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) Immersive Virtual Shipboard Environment (IVSE)
  • Varjo: Varjo XR-1 Developer Edition

Outstanding VR/AR/MR Application

  • Bohemia Interactive Simulations: British Army's Virtual Reality in Land Training (VRLT) pilot study
  • Design Interactive, Inc.: EXTRACT system
  • Ryan Aerospace: HELIMOD Mark III Helicopter Simulator

Outstanding Service and Support Program

  • Applied Training Solutions, LLC: Disaster Management Simulation – Media Emulation Software Modeling and Simulation
  • CAE: Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Hawk Mk127 Lead-In Fighter Training
  • Conflict Kinetics: Marksmanship and Firearms Training Support

Outstanding Training System Integration Project

  • CAE: NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program
  • Cubic Global Defense  : Simplified Planning, Execution, Analysis and Reconstruction (SPEAR) for Red Flag multi-domain training exercises
  • Northrop Grumman Defense Systems: Mobility Air Force Distributed Missions Operations (MAF DMO) program

Small Business of the Year

  • Cobra Simulation Ltd.: Single channel panadome displays
  • Ryan Aerospace: Helicopter training systems, HELIMOD
  • SIMETRI, Inc.:  Medical training devices and simulators

Pioneer Award

  • Waymon Armstrong, CEO/President, Engineering & Computer Simulations
  • Robbie Phillips, Principal Business Development Analyst and Senior Technical Manager for Lockheed Martin Training and Logistics Solutions
  • Jan Uebersax, Senior Manager Strategy and Product Management, Simulation & Training, RUAG MRO International

MS&T invites all subscribers to vote for their favorite candidate in each category, limited to one voting session per subscriber each program year. The 2020 Winners as selected by MS&T subscribers will be announced in MS&T’s Awards Issue (3), publishing in mid-August and at

A summary of each finalist can be found at

Click to see the summaries and vote for your choice for winner of each category.

Voting ends on Thursday, July 16, at 9pm UTC/5pm EDT.