In this World Wide Wrap: Bradley gets a makeover, Airbus Military selects Thales, Air Force team wins award, and Raytheon lands deal.
Bradley gets a makeover
BAE Systems and CPU Technology are being funded by the US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command for a collaborative effort to begin the development of a SystemLab-based virtual model of BAE Systems` Bradley Combat Systems vehicle.
The virtual model will run on CPU Tech`s new SystemLab Platform Simulator and execute actual Bradley software at real time speeds.
When completed, the virtual model will enable engineering teams networked together to have complete visibility inside the electronics of the entire vehicle during actual real-time software execution.
Airbus Military selects Thales
Airbus Military has selected Thales to be its preferred training partner for the A400M aircraft. Formal agreements have been signed for the delivery of full-flight simulators to AMSL and a Memorandum of Understanding for the provision of training solutions to the UK and France.
This agreement will allow Airbus Military and Thales to join their considerable capabilities to provide the design, development and delivery of training systems and services to customers.
AMSL, as part of their aircraft design and build expertise, will provide A400M aircraft training know-how, while Thales will bring its background in simulator, training systems integration and training delivery to support the whole training solution.
Air Force team wins award
The Air Force A5XS team, comprising air force officers and General Dynamics IT staff, was awarded the 2007 Department of Defence Modelling and Simulation Common and Cross-Cutting Award at the Defence Modelling and Simulation Conference in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
The award is presented annually to teams or individuals for their outstanding achievements in the development or application of models and simulations within the Department of Defence. General Dynamics Information Technology is a business unit of General Dynamics.
The team was recognised for ground-breaking work integrating modelling and simulation tools to support the analytical and IT needs of Air Force Title 10 and Joint Wargaming exercises, which are conducted to prepare military services for operational and future alternative combat concepts.
Raytheon lands deal
Raytheon Company has been awarded a $16.9 million Naval Sea Systems Command contract to equip multiple surface ships with the open architecture Ship Self-Defence System (SSDS) Mk 2.
"SSDS provides the navy with its first line of defence, the most advanced detect-to-engage capability to protect and defend the fleet," said Upinder Dhinsa, VP of Maritime Mission Systems at Raytheon Integrated Defence Systems (IDS).
"The open architecture design delivers the flexibility, efficiency and affordability that can advance the navy`s vision for a common, interoperable allied fleet."