BAE Systems Announces New Collaborator for Project OdySSEy

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London-based, UK conglomerate, BAE Systems confirms the participation of UK modelling and simulation company, PLEXSYS Interface Products in the former’s our single synthetic environment, Project OdySSEy.

PLEXSYS will join the next phase of development of BAE System’s proof of concept, bringing together experts in simulation, supercomputing, data analytics and augmented and virtual reality to create a single synthetic environment, enabling air, land, sea, space and cyber forces to integrate and train together.

PLEXSYS brings its expertise in high-fidelity synthetics as integrate to deliver a deeply immersive experience to make the training even more compelling for the end user.

Head of Training, BAE Systems – Air, Lucy Walton said: “We are thrilled to welcome PLEXSYS as the latest company to bring its unique technology to our work delivering the complex, secure, affordable and sustainable training our customers need in the virtual world.

“We have merely scratched the surface of the potential benefits that Project OdySSEy will unlock when training the military forces of tomorrow, and we are excited to work with our partners and customers to realise even more.”

Sanjay Khetia BSc (Hons), MBCS, CITP Director, PLEXSYS, added: “We are excited to have the opportunity to bring our technologies and expertise to Project OdySSEy and working collaboratively with the team led by BAE Systems, to enable effective training for the current and future warfighter.”

With Project OdySSEy, BAE Systems aspires to going beyond creating a virtual or augmented reality, harnessing extended reality technology to create the most immersive, high fidelity experience for trainees, the company told ADJ.

By capturing data points from every interaction – from a rise in pulse rate to a complex tactical decision – analysis could be done to monitor student’s learning, tailoring their future syllabus to what they need.

These technologies are built on a solid digital backbone enabling multiple users in multiple locations to train securely in a way which gives them the skills they require for the frontline.

The next phase of the project is expected to grow further, as for the initial phases saw the integration of the air and land domains which battlespace command capabilities.

“The next steps will see us add further domains to increase the complexity and capability of the environment,” BAE Systems’ personnel told ADJ.

Apart from PLEXSYS, other partners in the BAE Systems’ led project are , Bohemia Interactive Simulations, D3A Defence, Hadean, Inzpire, Pauley, Pitch Technologies, uCrowd and VRAI. –shp/adj/aaa (Image: BAE Systems)