Pitch Technologies, owned by BAE Systems, has been awarded a long-term contract from the prime contractor, Boeing Defence UK, to deliver simulation infrastructure tools and support services for the development of Royal Air Force’s (RAF) new multi-year training programme called “Gladiator”.
The programme is the pathfinder to a series of future training systems programmes establishing RAF’s future simulation-based operational training capability. It will deliver a simulation hub at RAF Waddington enabling RAF crews and supporting ground forces to train together in complex training scenarios at multiple dispersed locations and with NATO and other allied nations.
In line with UK Ministry of Defence’s strategic direction towards High-Level Architecture (HLA) standard for modelling and simulation interoperability, Pitch will provide commercial- off-the-shelf interoperability tools for simulation development, distributed real-time execution, data recording and synchronised playback. Pitch will also provide key software components for Cross-Domain Security (CDS), enabling training across different levels of information security.
“Pitch Technologies is thrilled to support the Royal Air Force in its move to HLA, a move we are seeing around the world. For us it also confirms our market leading position in distributed training based on open standards and security in simulation.” said Bjorn Moller, President of Pitch Technologies. “We’re also pleased to work together with Boeing in the development of this capability and delivery of services over the next five years.”