Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim), has released VBS4 20.1, BISim’s most important software release since 2013. VBS4 is a whole-earth virtual and constructive simulation. It offers a massive step change over VBS3, providing greater ease of use, enhanced performance and a whole-Earth terrain representation.
“VBS4 20.1 is a full and complete replacement for BISim’s highly successful VBS3 product and starts the next revolution in Virtual Battlespace technology,” said BISim CEO Arthur Alexion. “With VBS4, there’s no need for extensive technical background or long training courses. You can plan your mission, build your terrain with easy-to-use interfaces, and focus on the learning points of the exercise rather than the technical aspects of setup.”
VBS4 becomes BISim’s flagship product — a featured desktop training and simulator-ready replacement for all VBS3 capabilities, with its hundreds of use cases and integration possibilities. VBS4 introduces VBS Plan and VBS Geo modes for fast and accurate scenario and terrain generation and VBS World Server (VWS), a complementary companion product to VBS4 which allows training anywhere instantly out of the box.
Unlike many other game engine-based simulations, the VBS4 engine (VBS Blue) is optimized to serve the military simulation and training domain. VBS Blue offers millimeter accuracy and global scale simultaneously, and it has a flexible terrain ingestion pipeline capable of facilitating quick use of terrain data from any conceivable source. VBS4 delivers complex military effects out of the box and graphical fidelity. Built on years of rigorous feedback from military SMEs, VBS4 is packed with capabilities to support large-scale combined arms virtual scenarios and hundreds of authentic military training uses.
Just like with VBS3, VBS4’s capability will continue to expand significantly with investments from its global customer base and continued BISim-funded investment. Planned for the end of 2020, VBS4 20.2 will introduce extended capabilities in all of VBS Plan, VBS Geo and VWS and 2021 releases will include improvements such as cloud-enabled scaling and additional Call for Fire and Close Air Support capability.