Intelligent Decisions License Unreal Engine 3 For Military Simulations

Intelligent Decisions has announced in a press release that they have licensed Epic Game's Unreal Engine 3 from Applied Research Associates to create state of the art 3D training technology and simulation for a U.S. Army Research contract they have.

The release states that, " The contract focuses on improving the fidelity of autonomous avatars' behavior within the Dismounted Soldier Training System (DSTS) simulation with an aim to create a realistic training environment."

Intelligent Decisions (ID), Inc., a premier global IT systems integrator, today announced that it has partnered with Applied Research Associates (ARA) and Epic Games, Inc. as a new member in the Unreal Government Network (UGN).

"Unreal Engine 3 will give ID's training scenario composers the ability to integrate an incoming fire haptic feedback system, full skeletal controls, and to customize terrain, weather, enemy forces, and other treacherous aspects of real life combat missions"

Intelligent Decisions has licensed Epic Games' award-winning Unreal Engine 3 (UE3) from ARA to produce state of the art 3D training technology and simulation content in support of a contract with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM). The contract focuses on improving the fidelity of autonomous avatars' behavior within the Dismounted Soldier Training System (DSTS) simulation with an aim to create a realistic training environment.

"Unreal Engine 3 will give ID's training scenario composers the ability to integrate an incoming fire haptic feedback system, full skeletal controls, and to customize terrain, weather, enemy forces, and other treacherous aspects of real life combat missions," said Clarence Pape, Vice President of Simulation and Training at Intelligent Decisions. "We selected the Unreal Government Network because it gives us access to a professional-grade ecosystem of resources that include full Unreal Engine source code access, technical support, training, and pre-existing simulation tools. These capabilities will enable us to provide a new level of content fidelity and production efficiency for our customers."

ID is a pioneer in the application of instrumented wearable device technology in the mission training and rehearsal world. They have developed DSTS as a fully immersive virtual simulation training and rehearsal system for U.S. soldiers. This cutting-edge system enables soldiers, leaders and units to train in a virtual training environment and is used by the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation to increase the quality of instruction and combat preparedness. In 2012, DSTS was awarded the U.S. Army's Modeling and Simulation Award for Training.

Jerry Heneghan, Licensing Manager for the UGN added, "We are extremely proud to welcome the Intelligent Decisions team into the Unreal Government Network. ID consistently leads the simulation industry with its end-to-end customized virtual training programs and the adaptation of wearable device integration for training and mission rehearsal."

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Topics Military, Epic Games, Simulation, Research, Epic, Unreal Engine 3
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