Applied Virtual Simulation has been awarded an A$17.9M contract by the Australian Defence Force to deliver a suite of Common Simulation Software (CSS) and associated technologies to the Australian Army.

The project, Land Simulation Core 2.0 Tranche 1, will provide the Army with a suite of CSS for use by future simulators and in simulation-based combined arms training. 

Applied Virtual Simulation (AVS) Director Martin Carr said the platform will allow the Army to train within an integrated virtual environment.

"Land Simulation Core 2.0 will be the most comprehensive modernisation of simulation technology in the history of the Australian Army. It will be a key enabler of Army’s Future Ready Training System.

"The Army is making substantial investments into procuring new land combat platforms and it is essential that the training systems for these platforms are able to interoperate in order to achieve combined arms training effects. Land Simulation Core 2.0 will enable this by providing a suite of Common Simulation Software and associated applications which will provide a baseline for current and future simulators and simulation-based training systems.

"In addition to delivering the software applications, we will be creating hundreds of 3D models and mapping thousands of square kilometres of real-world terrain into the simulation. This will allow soldiers to train together whether they are using a simulator in a barracks environment or deployed to a field training area."

Applied Virtual Simulation is a leading provider of simulation-based training technology to the Australian Army. The company is based in the Hunter Region of NSW, Australia.