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Synthetic Training Environments

Calian has been collaborating and innovating synthetic training environments (STE) for more than 25 years, alongside the Canadian Army Simulation Centre. The result is a highly secure, realistic and immersive training environment able to deliver training anytime, anywhere for any threat. The goal of Calian STE is for individual soldiers and collective units to be confident in their readiness for upcoming missions.

Video: Delivering Collective and High-Readiness Military Training

Calian is a leading provider of military training using synthetic environments for collective and high-readiness training for NATO and NATO-member countries. Watch the webinar recording to learn more.

White Paper: AI (Artificial Intelligence) Assistant for Military Training: Harnessing AI and LLM (Large Language Models) for Exercise Development

Military customers are always looking for ways to use technology to deliver more realistic training. Learn how the development of an AI chatbot created a more realistic training environment.

White Paper: Evolving Simulation-Based Training for High-Readiness Exercises

Developing end-to-end high-readiness training is a complex process with many steps. Learn about our holistic approach to design and development.

White Paper: MaestroEDE—A No-Fail Solution for Exercise Developers Managing Complexity

Working side-by-side with military leaders responsible for delivering collective training, Calian developed MaestroEDE to make development and delivery of training easier, faster and more effective than relying on existing tools and approaches.

White Paper: Preparing for Contemporary Armed Conflict

The lessons learned from the war in Ukraine shows the need for greater emphasis on exercising aspects of armed conflict that were largely taken for granted during two decades of counter-insurgency.

Case Study: Training solutions for large-scale exercises: delivering for the Canadian Army

Calian has delivered training for CASC for 28 years, adapting our approach to meet customer needs. The CASC model has been highly successful, delivering hundreds of large-scale complex exercises since the 1990s.

Case Study: Calian Develops and Delivers Virtual Reality Trainer with Speech Recognition for Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) Training

Calian developed an immersive training solution for joint terminal attack controllers (JTACs) that integrates automated voice recognition technology in a virtual reality (VR) device. VR is combined with Calian’s training augmented by speech recognition (TASR), which provides audio cues to the trainee and recognizes the trainee’s spoken responses.

CASE STUDY: Calian Delivers RaS Immersive Training Solutions for the Royal Canadian Navy

Calian developed a mixed reality (MR) application using the Microsoft HoloLens 2 hardware to provide an immersive environment for the Royal Canadian Navy. The MR solution provided a realistic, immersive environment, showing accurate dimensions for the workspace onboard a ship and a realistic representation of the tools and equipment the sailors will use.

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Distributed, Next-Generation Simulation and Training Delivery

Calian is leveraging the Microsoft Azure cloud environment to demonstrate how simulation and training efficiency can be improved through cloud-based distributed training with direct benefits for remote training audiences, such as reserve units. Using a cloud-based solution allows you to design, develop and deliver training to an audience that is physically dispersed. This saves on transportation and lodging expenses and eliminates extensive time away from the unit or family.

Integration Software

VCCI, the Virtual Command and Control Interface, is used to support simulation-based training for the military. It is the middleware that sits between third-party simulators and military command-and-control applications. In broad terms, VCCI offers data translation, transformation and coordination services between third-party simulators and military command-and-control applications. It also provides value added simulation services.

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After-Action Reviews

Aramis is a military off-the-shelf (MOTS) after-action review (AAR) tool that graphically represents complex simulation data captured from a military exercise. It allows the AAR analyst to quickly locate issues and specific topics from the exercise and display it in a meaningful fashion, thereby increasing the value of the event for the primary training audience.

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