The US Marine Corps has acquired hundreds of Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) VBS4 licenses for the DVTE program.

The Deployable Virtual Training Environment (DVTE) is a laptop PC-based simulation system capable of emulating Marine Corps Infantry Battalion weapons systems and training scenarios. DVTE is part of a Commander’s “training toolkit” for achieving an improved level of combat readiness. BISim’s Virtual Battlespace product series has been a key component of the Marines’ virtual training efforts since the early 2000s.

BISim’s recently released VBS4 20.1 is an easy-to-use, whole-earth, virtual and constructive simulation. It is a fully 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. VBS4 also introduces the VBS World Server (VWS), a complementary companion product to VBS4 that allows training anywhere on the planet instantly out of the box.

“VBS4’s global training capabilities and ability to handle higher artificial intelligence (AI) entity counts offer the Marines the means to explore new operational concepts,” said Pete Morrison, BISim’s Chief Commercial Officer. “VBS4 will enable the Marines to simulate and train virtually for operations at a larger scale. For example, an entire Marine Expeditionary Unit can be simulated in VBS4, which was not possible in VBS3.”