HELSINKI and LONDON, Sept. 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Varjo, a pioneer of industrial-grade virtual reality and mixed reality solutions, announces it is collaborating with BAE Systems, a provider of some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions, to develop its ground-breaking single synthetic environment for future training, Project OdySSEy.
Project OdySSEy sees BAE Systems bringing together experts in simulation, supercomputing, data analytics, and augmented and virtual reality to create a single synthetic environment, enabling air, land, sea, space, and cyber forces to plug in and train together. It will allow military forces across all domains to regularly and securely train in a virtual world, gaining crucial battlefield experiences without the challenges and constraints of live collective training and its limited warfare scenarios.
Lucy Walton, Head of Training, BAE Systems Air, said: “One of the strengths of Project OdySSEy is the wide range of leading technology providers that we have brought together and bringing in Varjo’s most advanced immersive technology will further increase its capability. Working with leading minds in their field and combining it with BAE Systems’ pedigree and deep understanding in delivering military training across the world, enables us to rapidly develop training for the future.”
“Together with BAE Systems in Project OdySSEy, we are pioneering a new era of training and simulation capabilities. Varjo’s state-of-the-art mixed reality technology, including our industry-leading human-eye resolution and eye tracking capabilities integrated with advanced synthetic training environments, will enable military personnel to train for multi-domain operations with unparalleled realism and unprecedented efficiency,” said Seppo Aaltonen, Chief Commercial Officer of Varjo.
Varjo and BAE Systems will showcase the innovative training and simulation capabilities resulting from Project OdySSEy at DSEI, a global defence and security exhibition at the Excel in London’s Royal Victoria Dock on September 12-15. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience how Varjo’s game-changing technology will be integrated into Project OdySSEy.
BAE Systems and Varjo’s demonstrations at DSEI will include the following experiences, among others:
- Fast Jet Eurofighter Typhoon VR Pilot Training: Immerse yourself in the cockpit of a Eurofighter Typhoon jet with the Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition headset for mixed reality pilot training that pushes the boundaries of realism.
- D3A Defense’s JTAC Training in Mixed Reality: Explore joint terminal attack controller (JTAC) training in mixed reality, where the real and virtual worlds converge.
Stay tuned for the dynamic showcase of the future of training at DSEI in September. For more information, please contact [email protected], +358401306998.
Varjo (pronounced var-yo) makes revolutionary VR/XR hardware and software that together allow you to see and experience virtual and augmented content just as clearly as you see the analog world around us. Our virtual and mixed reality headsets take you to another level of performance and emotional immersion – recreating the exact feeling and conditions of real life, allowing you to perform better and learn faster. www.varjo.com
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems has decades of experience working with our customers across the globe to deliver and evolve training to meet their current and operational requirements.
Today we work throughout the training pipeline from recruiting future air force personnel, synthetic and live environments to deliver next generation effects-led training; producing the right skills – from the classroom to the frontline and everything in between.
Through Project OdySSEy, we are integrating our expertise in military training with technology from a range of leading companies to develop next generation training for the military forces of tomorrow.
This capability brings together in simulation, supercomputing, data analytics and augmented and virtual reality to create a single synthetic environment, enabling air, land, sea, space and cyber forces to plug in and train together.
Project OdySSEy aims to allow military forces to regularly and securely train in a virtual world gaining crucial battlefield experiences without the challenges and constraints of live collective training and its limited warfare scenarios.
Find out more here: https://https://www.baesystems.com/en/our-company/our-businesses/air/training
The following files are available for download:
DSEI 2023 – Varjo press release – Final BAE Systems (PDF)
Varjo and BAE Systems
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