VT MÄK (MÄK), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has selected MÄK to develop the simulation that will drive the Wargaming & Training component of the Command View C4I system for a Raytheon customer. The simulation engine will be MÄK’s VR-Forces Computer Generated Forces platform.
MÄK will use VR-Forces' flexible architecture to enhance the aggregate combat model to operate at the division, battalion, and company levels. VR-Forces is known for its uses in tactical leadership trainers, threat generators for man-in-the-loop training systems, testbeds for hardware-in-the-loop weapon systems development, and embedded course of action analysis stimulators for operational systems; this contract will customize the software to stimulate command and control systems and enable higher level wargaming. The VR-Forces scenario authoring environment will allow role players to “play the war” and transmit intel reports to the C4I system.
MÄK has proven success using VR-Forces as the basis for Command & Staff Trainers (CST). MÄK provides commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Command & Staff Trainers, Battle Command and QuickStrike, as well as development services to help customers build custom CST solutions. MÄK’s CST customers include the US Air Force (ASOC), the Dutch Army, Elbit’s Homeland Security Trainer, Rheinmetall's Air Defense Operations Simulator (ADOS) program.
“Despite a crowded field of competitors, Raytheon has chosen MÄK’s VR-Forces as the simulation engine for their Command View C4I system. Raytheon’s purchase and confidence reinforces MÄK’s value proposition of offering a flexible, extendible, and agile simulation solution.”
- Dan SCHIMMEL, CEO, VT MÄK
VT MÄK (mak.com) develops software for distributed simulation. Leveraging a strong foundation of COTS software products, MÄK works with customers to build and populate compelling 3D simulated environments. Our primary users are in the aerospace, defense, and transportation industries, yet our products and services can help customers anywhere modeling and simulation is needed to train, plan, analyze, experiment, prototype, and demonstrate. MÄK is dedicated to serving our customers by building flexible products, offering superior technical support, and innovating new ways to build, populate and view interoperable 3D simulated worlds. MÄK continues to take advantage of new technologies that further the state of simulation. Our products help users link, simulate and visualize their world. VT MÄK is a company of VT Systems. Please visit mak.com for more information.
VT Systems (vt-systems.com) is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems’ innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit vt-systems.com.
Edward Szeto - Manager, Corporate Communications VT Systems
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