Hadean has been awarded a contract to help build and scale a cloud distributed simulation demonstrator for the British Army.
This Pathfinder agreement marks deep tech start-up Hadean’s first direct commitment with military end-users and encourages wider introduction and application of cloud-based computing in the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)’s Defence Synthetic Environment Platform (DSEP), and Collective Training Transformation Programme (CTTP).
Harnessing Hadean’s Web 3.0 technology, the project will combine different 2D, 3D and Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) elements of training environments for land warfare into one immersive simulation, capable of running larger scenarios for remotely located physical and virtual users, without compromising on fidelity or complexity.
The demonstrator’s learning and development outcomes will support the objectives set for Multi-Domain Integration by the MoD, enabling the British Army to explore new areas of collective training where combat teams in geographically disparate live environments can operate remotely alongside troops in the virtual world.
The project will also highlight the significance of partnerships in government innovation and digital transformation. The digital world’s assets and entities will be built using Bohemia Interactive’s VBS4, whilst live simulation system data will be drawn from a suite of leading defense training organizations.
“This is a significant milestone for Hadean and an opportunity for us to contribute to the British Army’s vision of large-scale, collective training,” said Hadean CEO, Craig Beddis. “It is a great honor to be part of this program, which will equip British warfighters with the necessary computing power to conduct live and synthetic training with their peers and help drive performance improvements. The technology demonstrated here will also help enable greater degrees of multi-national Live, Virtual and Constructive collective training.”
“The CTTP is working with Army Innovation and Hadean to exploit new technology in the Future Collective Training System,” said Senior Responsible Owner (SRO), CTTP, UK MoD, Mike Cooper. “This demonstration will deliver outputs that showcase how the technology from the commercial games industry could support transformation of training with the introduction of a Synthetic Environment Platform.”
The program will begin summer 2022 and is expected to be completed by spring 2023. The Pathfinder will also be supplemented by an Independent Technical Evaluation which will validate the findings of the demonstration and suggest areas of future investigation.