NSC’s Unit Based Virtual Training (UBVT) system is an urgent operational requirement-into-core British Army success story.
The cutting-edge capability is the successor to our highly-successful Joint Combat Operations Virtual Environment (Op JCOVE) programme, which – over eight-and-a-half years – readied more than 15,000 UK MOD personnel for operational deployments.
Complementing rather than replacing field exercises, UBVT enables troops to collectively practise fire and manoeuvre, command and control, and tactics, techniques and procedures in an immersive, graphic-rich, synthetic environment.
UBVT exploits the MOD’s Defence Virtual Simulation environment and is run on a network of laptop computers, with trainees able to communicate via headsets and an emulation of the Army’s Platform Battlefield Information Systems Application.
UBVT delivers training events to a unit that focus and challenge all levels of personnel. Activity can be conducted or a mission rehearsed in any environment without constraints such as shortage of vehicles, training estate or ammunition. Innovative systems like UBVT raise exercise start standards and enable more challenging training, ultimately enhancing a soldier’s effectiveness on the battlefield.
Major Simon Roberts
Simulation, Training and Development, UK MOD
Delivered as a managed training service by our experienced teams at a location of the commander’s choosing, the system allows everything from tents and vehicles to classrooms and hangars to be transformed into training venues.
UBVT maximises the benefit of live training opportunities and delivers significant savings in ammunition, vehicle track mileage and maintenance costs.