SimCentric improves range planner – Shephard Media
A screenshot of the latest version of SimCentric’s SAF-FORESIGHT family safety tool showing 3D safe zones and individual entities with their risk status, including red and orange alerts. (Photo: SimCentric)
Live fire exercise plans with SAF-FORESIGHT can now be submitted and digitally approved
SimCentric showcased additional capabilities to its SAF-FORESIGHT full scope planning system at I / ITSEC 2021. SAF-FORESIGHT is a 3D tool for safety, planning, visualization, briefing, risk assessment , analysis and security intervention supporting collective military training in live fire. He is in service with the Australian Defense Force (ADF).
The tool allows exercise planners to generate weapon danger zones and movement boxes on training zone maps and display them in 3D, allowing an exercise to be automatically checked for compliance. to safety rules and adjusted if necessary, then repeated in an accelerated time.
Live-fire exercise plans can now be submitted and approved digitally, which saves time, and SAF-FORESIGHT also enables more efficient use of limited range resources.
The tool has already been integrated with Cubic’s CATS-Metrix line of instrumentation system to provide a live visualization of activity that can alert Exercise Control (EXCON) of increased risk to troops. and disembarked vehicles.
Gareth Collier, vice president of strategy at SimCentric, said shepherdthat the library of risk algorithms had been improved and extended and could now be assigned to additional entities, including fixed-wing aircraft, rotary-wing platforms, and drones.
He said the tool is agnostic and can be integrated into different constructive simulation environments, including Lockheed Martin’s EPIC and the MAK One platform.
Collier added that by using the constructive Plexsys ASCOT 7 simulation, SAF-FORESIGHT can take a live IFF stream from an aircraft above L16, L11 or VMF and display its position relative to safety zones and zones. impact for the exercise, with different levels of risk alert. This allows EXCON either to move the aircraft away from risk or to stop the exercise.
SAF-FORESIGHT has also been integrated into Systematic’s SitaWare BMS as a proof of concept for the New Zealand Defense Force. This provides a practicing unit HQ with a unique tactical and security image.
In addition to active Australian contracts which include further expansion of doctrine, Collier described the considerable interest from other NATO nations, including some formal testing and evaluation processes.
“The feedback has been very good,” he said, adding that “we should not kill our soldiers during live fire training activities and this helps to mitigate that risk.”