Raytheon to supply security simulator to Indian firm

September 15th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) US defence major Raytheon Company Thursday signed a contract with Indian firm BCL Secure Premises to supply a virtual security training simulator (VIRTSIM).

The capital-based Indian firm will be the exclusive re-seller of the VIRTSIM in the region, according to a Raytheon press release here.

Raytheon has teamed with Motion Reality Incorporated (MRI) in providing the VIRTSIM, a fully-immersive, 3-dimensional small unit tactical training simulation system that applies MRI’s motion capture and Hollywood movie technology.

A single system allows a full squad of up to 13 individuals to interactively train in customised mission scenarios with complete freedom of motion.

“This order makes VIRTSIM available for the first time to Indian and regional customers, through BCL, to experience for themselves this amazing 3-D training technology,” Raytheon’s Network Centric Systems International Business Development vice president Gene Blackwell said in the release.

In July this year, BCL had entered into an agreement with Raytheon to exclusively market VIRTSIM in India and the region. The first system will support demonstrations and training scenario development for military, law enforcement and security in the region.

“In offering VIRTSIM, BCL Secure Premises is also applying our regional knowledge and security expertise to best meet the training needs of our customers,” the BCL Secure Premises vice president (corporate and planning strategy) Col. (retired) M. K. Channan said.

VIRTSIM trainees experience realistic sensory feedback, such as muscle stimulation, when they are “shot” as they interact with other live or artificial intelligence characters in combat, law enforcement or security-based scenarios in a 360-degree virtual environment.

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