Sponsored by some of defence industry’s leading manufacturers, the new virtual event – vIITSEC – will feature a full conference suite of technical papers, tutorials, and special events, plus a virtual exhibit hall where you can get up to speed on the latest groundbreaking developments. Register now here.
Everyone who’s anyone will be taking part in vIITSEC. It’s the one place to learn about the latest advances and future aspirations, and to get in touch with the industry’s movers and shakers. Thales will be casting a spotlight on breakthroughs in the fields of artificial intelligence and synthetic environments, which can be used to create simpler, more versatile and much more powerful training and testing solutions. Our experts have submitted several thought-provoking papers, exploring subjects such as:
The future of flight combat training: will AI replace human instructors?
Thales’s Head of Military Training Services, Helen Gardiner, looks at the rapid and continuing evolution of fighter jets and discusses ways that artificial intelligence can be harnessed in synthetic training environments to transform the way that pilots are trained.
Can real-time artificial intelligence techniques be applied to synthetic environments?
Harvesting data has never been easier. Satellites, drones, the Internet of Things, social media and other platforms have all contributed to a massive data glut. But how can we make use of it? Senior Design Engineer Graham Long discusses the potential for artificial intelligence to populate synthetic environments with real-time data in a seamless, end-to-end process.
Testing for emergent behaviours in complex systems
Autonomous vehicles could behave unpredictably. How do we know they are safe? Nicholas Moylan, who is one of XPI’s leading product specialists, explains how even the most complex systems can be tested for strong emergent behaviours, faster and more safely than conventional means, using digital twins and sophisticated simulation technology.
Digital Firing paving the way to new ways of training police and Special Forces
Thales is currently developing a Digital Firing solution to support the procedural and tactical training needs of police, first responders, Special Forces, and infantry. Joachim Laguarda, Thales’s Product Design Engineer, is in “no doubt that within three to five years, this sort of system is set to completely replace laser-based marksmanship and cooperative trainers.”
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Sustainable aviation has seen some major advancements over the years. But just how realistic is an electric or hybrid-electric commercial airline? Darryn (Daz) Rawlins, Managing Director, Thales Training and Simulation, UK, looks at the key technical challenges developers face, both on the ground and in the air.