Babcock has won a contract to provide the British Army with a unique e-learning package that enables soldiers to recognize allied and threat battlefield vehicles and helicopters.
The package will also train soldiers in gaining critical insights into the capabilities of these key land and air platforms.
With extensive experience of designing and delivering threat training in support of the Army’s Land Warfare Centre, Babcock’s training business produced a successful concept demonstrator for the Combined Arms Manoeuvre School, when it was then selected as the provider.
Named the Virtual Recognition Trainer (VRT), the package is available for c.100,000 users across the British Army and includes a comprehensive self-test function which can be tailored to specific user groups.
Additional platforms and enhancements, such as thermal view and highlighting vulnerable target areas, can be added to the package as part of the contract.
The software collects data to assist with product improvement and provides the customer with objective insights into usage, pass rates and individual progress.
The final package is hosted on the Defence Learning Environment (DLE) and is accessible on all desktop and mobile devices.
Jo Rayson, Managing Director of Babcock’s training business, said; “This package supports a vital defence requirement for the Army to be able to recognise and identify key threat and friendly vehicles and helicopters, to know the capabilities of those platforms and in doing so understand the threat posed by each, as well as what the presence of the platform signifies.
“The package provides photographs and information about numerous armored vehicles and battlefield helicopters, including data on weapon ranges and their use, as well as a super-realistic 3D 360⁰ model that enables the user to view the platform from any angle and distance. This is particularly useful as battlefield identification is often based on a view from a drone.”