In both the Baltic and the Black Sea, the Russians have been accused of flying their fighters dangerously close to US and NATO ships. These situations force the ship captains to maintain their sang-froid while the adversary aircraft venture within the ship’s missile engagement zone.
Shown here is a brief video re-creation using STK of a ‘buzzing incident’ in which a SU-34 is modeled as entering a ship protection zone and flying past at high speed. STK Coverage and the STK Volumetrics object are employed to visually display the danger zone, and in particular, the Su-34’s distance from it as it approaches.
Modeling, analysis, and movie-making are all covered during STKCore(TM) Training. The next course is 12-14 Sep, Ottawa, with Earlybird pricing ending mid-August!
(Winnipeg) – We are now almost a quarter into this fiscal year and a couple of weeks after the Canadian Government released its latest Defence Policy – an ambitious document portending to expand the military budget some 70% over 10 years. In particular, it states specific support to surveillance from (Radarsat Constellation Mission) and of space (Sapphire, Surveillance of Space 2), as well as indicates an intention to outfit the 3 services with unmanned aerial vehicles or drones. Let us also not forget the part about acquiring satellite communications for the Arctic!
Choosing the right assets as well as the sensor packages for those assets is a delicate operation, especially when one considers how inter-operable and inter-dependent the services have become over the years. Regrettably, there are still ‘stovepipes’ and ‘sacred cows’ and incredible obstacles to achieving innovation in defence acquisition. Fortunately, there are systems and system of systems analytical tools like Systems Toolkit (STK) that can help answer some of the questions regarding multi-domain mission effectiveness.
Earlybird Prices are now in effect until mid-Aug. Group prices are also available
AppSpace Solutions Inc will be hosting its next serial of STKCore(TM) Training during the period of 12-14 Sep 2017 in Ottawa. This is an opportunity for project scientists, analysts and operators to get some hands-on this toolset so that they can leverage it for developing their mission concepts and, more importantly, communicating them to their stakeholders. So, while it is promising that Canada’s military has the government support to acquire new systems, it is helpful to leverage modeling, simulation and analysis technology to work towards getting the best capabilities at the best price.
Although its Letter of Interest (LOI) request has been out for a couple of days, senior members of Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) took the opportunity of the CADSI Military Outlooks to advertise this new $133M program (over 5 years) to industry and government partners. It has a particular focus on conducting R&D for continental surveillance, and in particular the Arctic.
The attached video describes a Modeling, Simulation and Analysis approach to examining the capabilities and effects of several possible surveillance assets such as satellites and UAVs, as well as analyzing their possible communications links. Systems Toolkit (STK)® is particularly adept at analyzing system of systems, sensor mixes and performing trade-off analyses of options. You can contact Wayne Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the capabilities of STK®.