Commercial Games Workshop

AOS recently attended a NATO-sponsored, three-day workshop with a modelling & simulation (M&S) theme, “Exploiting Commercial Games and Technology for Military Use.” Held in the UK at the Cody Technology Park in Farnborough.

Participants included a dynamic cross-section of industry (e.g. Boeing, Lockheed Martin, MBDA), the military (e.g. RAF, Swedish Defence Materiel Administration), the UK government (e.g. Dstl, MoD), academia (e.g. UK Defence Academy, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment - FFI) and small business (e.g. AOS, Bohemia Interactive, BreakAway, Simcentric), plus several representatives from the NATO Research and Technology Organisation (RTO).

Will Glover (AOS UK) and Andy Park (AOS USA) represented the company and gave a presentation on AOS and our range of products with emphasis on our serious games related CoJACK-VBS2 integration. Other presentations covered a variety of subjects including entertainment technologies, social networking, virtual worlds and virtual prototyping.

NATO’s interest, described in their ACT (Allied Command Transformation) M&S Vision document, included defence planning, training, operations and capabilities development in relation to the current ‘state-of-the-art’ of commercial/serious computer games. So each presenter updated their company’s current efforts, immediate potential and future plans.

AOS would like to thank NATO RTO M&S Group for their kind invitation to attend the workshop, the other participants for their interesting contributions and lively follow-up discussions and Stuart Armstrong from QinetiQ for his exemplary efforts as workshop host and MC.

For more information, NATO RTO website is:

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