Simulation software to boost Army's future ready training

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9 April 2022

The Australian Army’s Future Ready Training is set to receive a boost, with the Assistant Minister for Defence, the Hon Andrew Hastie MP today announcing that a $17.6 million contract has been awarded to a Newcastle business to provide the next evolution of military computer simulation training software, specifically developed for the Australian Army.

Tender-winner Applied Virtual Simulation Pty Ltd, a small regional Australian business based in Newcastle, has been awarded the contract to provide Army’s Common Simulation Software under Land Simulation Core 2.0 Tranche 1.

The Assistant Minister for Defence, the Hon Andrew Hastie MP, congratulated Applied Virtual Simulation for securing the contract, reinforcing the Australian Government’s commitment to investing in sovereign-capability technology. 
“This contract represents a part of broader Defence investment in simulation for training and other purposes through multiple programs and projects,” Assistant Minister Hastie said.
“Soldiers and commanders will now have access to Common Simulation Software through various platforms to train in realistic and relevant settings, contributing to Army’s future ready posture. 

“The new software will be rolled out across Army’s Land Simulation Network over the next two years and includes military vehicle and weapon platforms,” Assistant Minister Hastie said.

The simulation training features high-quality data and models and behaviours specifically developed for the Australian Army.

Tranche 2 of the Project will deliver an expanded Land Simulation Network to allow Army to virtually connect its geographically-dispersed capabilities and training locations.

The Government’s investment in simulation training capabilities over the next decade encompasses various armoured vehicle simulation systems under Land 400.

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