Antycip Simulation and MBDA have entered into a partnership which will see the former provide specialised simulation software, services and support, to the European missile manufacturer in Italy.
As the European leader for simulation software and virtual reality (VR), 3D immersive solutions, Antycip Simulation has been supplying software solutions, alongside specialised services and training to MBDA since 2004.
This new agreement serves to further strengthen the relationship between these key players in the defence market.
“We have developed a close working relationship with MBDA over the years, using our engineering and service skills to provide on-site support, which has helped us to truly understand their needs. This has in turn enabled constant development in terms of product line offering,” says Riccardo Rovelli, regional manager Italy & DACH, for Antycip Simulation, who adds, “With several commercial agreements already in place, this deepened partnership is a natural next step to optimise continued business together.”
The partnership between MBDA and Antycip Simulation, will allow the former to further enhanceme its simulation capabilities and contribute to the delivery of high-quality products, said Antonella Spanò, head of weapon system simulation & experimentation MBDA Italia.
MBDA now makes use of a distributed simulation environment to develop synthetic battle-space, loading terrain by using VR-TheWorld. The company has several workstations installed in Italy for this purpose and the workstations share information in Distributed Interactive Simulation/High Level Architecture (DIS/HLA) using VT MAK’s VR-Link and Run-Time Infrastructure (RTI), using Computer Generated Forces with VR-Forces and increasing realism of the scene with an automatic 3D visualisation with VR-Vantage.
Antycip Simulation is providing its full support for MBDA’s laboratories in La Spezia and Rome, including the supply of VT MAK software, training, and using its expertise to support the adaptation of the Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) product to the system requirements. This latest licence agreement will see Antycip Simulation further supporting MBDA’s laboratories, with MBDA standardising its simulations solutions based on VT MAK products.
The partnership between the two companies started when Antycip Simulation’s engineering and service skills were used during the development of a concept test-bed using a suite of simulation software from VT MAK, a leading provider of modelling and simulation software from ST Engineering’s Electronics sector.
Antycip Simulation is a subsidiary of ST Engineering.