Elettronica SpA


Electronic Warfare Battlelab

ST Engineering Antycip Italy/DACH (formerly Antycip Simulation Italy) recently completed a project with Elettronica SpA, a leader in the field of Electronic Counter-Measures (ECM), to develop an Electronic Warfare Battlelab. This is a multi-role, multi-platform, joint-forces training arena designed to conduct leading-edge exercise sessions focussing on electronic warfare.

Inside the Battlelab, there are six intelligence stations (two electronic intelligence, one communications intelligence, and three that are reconfigurable depending on the training exercise), along with an Intercom communications system to populate audio traffic. Connected to the network are two pilot workstations and one Command & Control Student workstation. An Instructor Operator Station (IOS) serves as a supervision system and delivers visualisation and insights to instructors and observers. The IOS station works in tandem with a CGF to supply tactical scenario generation and electromagnetic environment generation. A workstation is dedicated to visual database/3D model generation. An HLA communication infrastructure ties the entire system together.

In addition to the hardware side of the project, Antycip worked with Elettronica to determine the best software to bring the system to life, and agreed on a VT MAK suite;

  • VR-Forces to power the IOS, the CGF, and provide a 2D Map view of the simulation for the video wall.
  • VR-Engage serves as the base of the two pilot stations. The MAK RTI serves as the backbone of the communication infrastructure. This software arrangement powers the system while retaining maximum flexibility and extensibility for future evolutions of the setup.

The resulting system is capable of training tasks at the individual level as well as complex coordination actions required of multi-echelon joint-force/multi-domain operations. This enhanced collaboration between different roles and forces creates a more nuanced and beneficial military simulation.


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