BAE Systems, PLEXSYS and Red 6 have agreed to explore the integration of Red 6’s augmented reality headset technology and immersive simulation from PLEXSYS into BAE Systems’ single synthetic training environment.
They will use BAE Systems' Project OdySSEy, combined with Red 6's Advanced Tactical Augmented Reality System (ATARS), and the Advanced Simulation Combat Operations Trainer (ASCOT) from PLEXSYS.
The agreement, announced at the global simulation and training exhibition I/ITSEC 2023 taking place in Orlando, Florida, will see them use the latest technology and decades of working alongside military forces to deliver the training required for warfare today and into the future.
The partnership will create an advanced, realistic training environment that will enhance tactical preparedness and decision-making training for students who will be able to interact with a mixture of live and simulated aircraft being operated by fellow students, allowing them to put theoretical knowledge into practice in a cheaper, safer and more sustainable and secure way.
Sir Stuart Atha, Director of Training at BAE Systems, said: “We are already working alongside both PLEXSYS and Red 6 as we rapidly mature capability through Project OdySSEy and integrate technologies on the Hawk, the world's most proven and trusted advanced jet trainer aircraft. Now we are further leveraging these relationships to push the boundaries of Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) training.
"BAE Systems trains more than 450 pilots every year from air forces across the globe and it is essential we have the right technologies and partnerships to ensure they have the world-class skills needed on the frontline."
To learn more, visit PLEXSYS at booth #1473, Red 6 at booth #771, and BAE at booth #871 during I/ITSEC, the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training event.