The European Perspective on Battlelabs and the Role of Simulation
Report on the ETSA Special Event at I/ITSEC 2019
Battlelabs are used to provide insight in current and future military operations and develop new systems and operational concepts. The challenges of a complex mission environment lead to increasing use of simulation as a cost-effective technology for Battlelabs.
The European Training and Simulation Association (ETSA, the European voice of the modelling, simulation, and training community) invited representatives from several European armed forces to discuss the national vision on the use of Battlelabs and the role of Simulation. The presenters provided an overview of current capabilities and shared examples of Battlelab applications that leverage the advantages of simulation. The evolution and mid-term plans were discussed, as well as the partnerships (NATO, EDA, R&D, Industry) that are in place or desired to further develop Battlelab simulation capabilities.
The ETSA special event panel session engaged with the 100 strong audience on the way ahead towards interoperable Battlelabs and discussed how to engage with ETSA and leverage its partnership agreements with NTSA, EDA and Industry.
Since the event, we have received positive feedback from many delighted attendees.
The presentations and photographs from the event are given below.
Chief Scientist Modelling, Simulation and Gaming at TNO & ETSA Director
Andy Smith, ETSA Chairman and President Halldale Media
Colonel Jean Marchal, Colonel (Armament) Direction Générale de l’Armement
Andrew J. Fawkes, Independent Consultant and Engineer, Thinke Company
LtCol Peter van Onzenoort, M&S Expert, Airforce Aerospace Battle Lab (CABL)
Lesley Jacobs, Senior Scientist, Military Operations, Training and Simulation, TNO Defence Research
Click on the presenter’s photograph below to view his presentation given at the ETSA Special Event on Tuesday, 3rd December 2019 @ I/ITSEC