Thursday, September 15, 2011

Raytheon, BCL ink first order for VIRTSIM in India

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Sept 15, 2011

Raytheon Company has signed a contract with BCL Secure Premises to provide a virtual immersive training system to the New Delhi-based company, which serves as an exclusive re-seller of VIRTSIM in the region.

“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,” said Gene Blackwell, vice president of Raytheon Network Centric Systems’ International Business Development. “The contract also confirms a commitment between Raytheon and BCL Secure Premises to offer the most effective virtual training, which is second only to executing the mission itself.”

In July 2011, BCL 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. 

“We are proud to represent Raytheon and MRI as India’s only seller of VIRTSIM,” said retired Col. M. K. Channan, vice president, Corporate & Planning Strategy, and newly appointed CEO for Smart Warrior, BCL Secure Premises. “In offering VIRTSIM, BCL Secure Premises is also applying our regional knowledge and security expertise to best meet the training needs of our customers.”

Raytheon is teamed with Motion Reality, Inc. (MRI) in providing VIRTSIM, a fully-immersive, 3-D small unit tactical training simulation system that applies MRI’s industry-leading motion capture and Hollywood movie technology. A single system allows a full squad of up to 13 individuals to interactively train in customized mission scenarios with complete freedom of motion.

VIRTSIM trainees experience realistic sensory feedback, such as muscle stimulation, when they are “shot” as they interact with other live or AI (artificial intelligence) characters in combat, law enforcement or security-based scenarios. The system has been refined by Raytheon and MRI through the past two years and provides users with unmatched training fidelity unencumbered by wires or cables in a 360-degree virtual environment.

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