Cole Engineering Services (CESI), a By Light Company, has been awarded an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) to deliver the United States Army’s Soldier Virtual Trainer (SVT). This prototype project award will extend upon the U.S. Army’s Synthetic Training Environment (STE) modular open systems architecture to deliver an immersive SVT capability that empowers Soldier-led training at the Point of Need. 

The SVT combines and integrates several individual Soldier training capabilities: Weapon Skills Development, Joint Fires Training, and Use of Force. Each SVT capability is integrated and delivered through the SVT Core, which provides common hardware and biometrics powered by the STE-Information System (STE-IS) software.

Team CESI comprises industry leaders with extensive experience delivering to the U.S. Army; InVeris Training Solutions, Overmatch, Dignitas Technologies, and Fidelity Technologies.

“Team CESI is pleased to be chosen to develop an SVT system that combines advanced mixed reality technology with proven training capabilities to ensure our Soldiers maintain overmatch, continuously improve skill development, and enhance Soldier Lethality,” said Devin Lyders, CESI Senior Vice President, Advanced Training Systems. “Our collective capabilities, resources, and resident experience provides the Government with an innovative approach to technology migration and a cohesive STE-centered solution that leverages resources to accelerate development and feedback of SVT prototypes.”