BAE Systems is expanding the network of companies in its modeling and simulations ecosystem to include Microsoft. With this addition, BAE Systems’ Pioneer wargaming platform will use Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing enabled services to deliver more realism in the platform’s high fidelity simulations providing customers increased confidence in decision making.

“Microsoft is currently advancing its cloud technologies to deliver new levels of co-reasoning between humans and machines across physical and virtual worlds,” said Wes Anderson, vice president, Defense Operating Unit at Microsoft Federal. “With tight collaboration with partners like BAE Systems who have a long history of supporting the Department of Defense, we can unlock new opportunities for mission and organization leaders to transform data into action through gaming, exercising, modeling, and simulation.”

 Pioneer is a system-of-systems that enables wargame operations across multiple domains, including land, air, sea, space, and cyber. The platform uses explainable artificial intelligence (AI) based on linguistic geometry, machine learning, and predictive analytics. It delivers an immersive environment with critical verified, validated, and accredited analytics to provide a competitive and information advantage.