Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim), a global developer of advanced military training and simulation software, has been awarded a 5-year, prime contract by the US Army to deliver perpetual licenses of VBS3 and related services to its Games For Training (GFT) VBS3 Concurrency Program of Record.
Virtual Battlespace 3 (VBS3) is a comprehensive desktop training package based on commercial video game technology. VBS3 provides a virtual learning environment for land, air and sea training and mission rehearsal applications. It combines a massive content library, scenario development tools, and after action review capability, and immerses trainees in a high-fidelity virtual environment which has been honed over many years to minimize negative training and maximize training impact.
In addition to delivering VBS3 licenses, BISim will provide support and upgraded versions of VBS3 for the US Army. BISim will also make enhancements to existing VBS3 capabilities, including its radio and communications system, provide online training course support, and develop additional capabilities in VBS3 as requested by the US Army.
"VBS3 supports a virtual training environment that is flexible, supports repetition, and is available at the point of need," said Brian Domian, Assistant Product Manager, Games for Training, US Army PEO STRI. "The Army has been creative at adapting VBS3 for many varied training requirements and exploiting the development capabilities of VBS3 to create custom training solutions. This contract establishes a direct relationship with BISim that will enable continued collaboration over the next five years."