U.S. Marine Corps strengthens training toolkit; acquires lots of virtual battlespace product licenses

The DVTE is a laptop PC-based simulation system capable of emulating Marine Corps Infantry Battalion weapons systems and training scenarios.

U.S. Marine Corps strengthens training toolkit; acquires lots of virtual battlespace product licenses
U.S. Marine Corps strengthens training toolkit; acquires lots of virtual battlespace product licenses

U.S. Marine Corps strengthens training toolkit; acquires lots of virtual battlespace product licenses

Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has recently acquired hundreds of BISim’s Virtual Battlespace product, VBS4’s licenses for the Deployable Virtual Training Environment (DVTE) program.

The DVTE is a laptop PC-based simulation system capable of emulating Marine Corps Infantry Battalion weapons systems and training scenarios. DVTE is a component of a Commander’s “training toolkit” for achieving an improved level of combat readiness. BISim’s Virtual Battlespace product series has been a key component of the Marines’ virtual training efforts since the early 2000s.

Pete Morrison, BISim’s Chief Commercial Officer said that they are proud to count the Marines among the early adopters of VBS4. He said that this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who knows the history of the Marines and VBS – they were among the first to recognize the value of virtual desktop training, began using VBS1 in 2004, purchased an enterprise license of VBS1 (with an option to upgrade to VBS2) in 2006, and have been using VBS3 since its release.

BISim’s recently released VBS4 20.1 is an easy-to-use, whole-earth, virtual and constructive simulation. It is a fully-featured desktop training and simulator-ready replacement for all VBS3 capabilities along with its hundreds of use cases and integration possibilities. VBS4 also introduces the VBS World Server (VWS), a complimentary companion product to VBS4 that allows training anywhere on the planet instantly out of the box.

Morrison added that VBS4’s global training capabilities and ability to handle higher artificial intelligence (AI) entity counts offer the Marines the means to explore new operational concepts. VBS4 will enable the Marines to simulate and train virtually for operations at a larger scale. For example, an entire Marine Expeditionary Unit can be simulated in VBS4, which was not possible in VBS3.