Raytheon to Deliver Virtual Training System to Exclusive India Re-Seller BCL Secure Premises
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Press release date: September 15, 2011
Raytheon, BCL ink first order for VIRTSIM in India
NEW DELHI - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) signed a contract with BCL Secure Premises Pvt. Ltd. to provide a virtual immersive training system to the New Delhi-based company, which serves as an exclusive re-seller of VIRTSIM in the region.
Raytheon is teamed with Motion Reality, Inc. (MRI) in providing VIRTSIM, a fully-immersive, 3-D small unit tactical training simulation system that applies MRI's industry-leading motion capture and Hollywood movie technology. A single system allows a full squad of up to 13 individuals to interactively train in customized mission scenarios with complete freedom of motion.
"This order makes VIRTSIM available for the first time to Indian and regional customers, through BCL, to experience for themselves this amazing 3-D training technology," said Gene Blackwell, vice president of Raytheon Network Centric Systems' International Business Development. "The contract also confirms a commitment between Raytheon and BCL Secure Premises to offer the most effective virtual training, which is second only to executing the mission itself."
In New Delhi to mark the contract award, Blackwell also spoke at the SEM-SIM 2011 Conference about the benefits of VIRTSIM and small unit immersive training.
In July 2011, BCL entered into an agreement with Raytheon to exclusively market VIRTSIM in India and the region. The first system will support demonstrations and training scenario development for military, law enforcement and security in the region.
"We are proud to represent Raytheon and MRI as India's only seller of VIRTSIM," said retired Col. M. K. Channan, vice president, Corporate & Planning Strategy, and newly appointed CEO for Smart Warrior, BCL Secure Premises. "In offering VIRTSIM, BCL Secure Premises is also applying our regional knowledge and security expertise to best meet the training needs of our customers."
VIRTSIM trainees experience realistic sensory feedback, such as muscle stimulation, when they are "shot" as they interact with other live or AI (artificial intelligence) characters in combat, law enforcement or security-based scenarios. The system has been refined by Raytheon and MRI through the past two years and provides users with unmatched training fidelity unencumbered by wires or cables in a 360-degree virtual environment.
Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.
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