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 for distributed training 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, which is a critical quality-of-life issue for organizations preparing for deployment. This approach would also greatly enhance the availability and quality of training to the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves that are based throughout Canada in locations that normally require extensive travel to receive in-person training at regular force bases.
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.
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.