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Pitch completed exercise support for Swedish Army ASÖ 19

Swedish Army land warfare center during Tactical Command Training
Photo Courtesy of Mats Carlsson/Swedish Armed Forces

In September, Pitch provided system configuration and management plus exercise support for ASÖ 19, a week-long Swedish Army staff exercise involving 454 participants at 3 sites, engaging brigade staffs to develop ground tactical capabilities.

Major Björn Lahger, head of the Swedish Army’s staff training facility at Markstridsskolan (Ground Combat School) said, “Pitch has provided a necessary support to us, to be able to conduct the first distributed exercise of this size at the army land warfare center.”Read more about the ASÖ exercise (in Swedish) on Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmaktens) website:

https://www.forsvarsmakten.se/sv/aktuellt/2019/09/tillsammans-for-en-starkare-arme/

Pitch is contracted to maintain and support the Tactical Command Trainer, LTS-Bat, originally developed by BAE Systems. The training system is used for command and staff training at battalion and up to double brigade level exercises with up to 1100 military participants.

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Pitch Delivers Secure Simulation Infrastructure to the UK Royal Air Force

LONDON, Nov. 20, 2019 – Pitch Technologies is delighted to announce that it was awarded a long-term contract from the prime contractor, Boeing Defence UK, to deliver simulation infrastructure tools and support services for the development of Royal Air Force’s (RAF) new multi-year training programme called “Gladiator”. 

The programme is the pathfinder to a series of future training systems programmes establishing RAF’s future simulation based operational training capability. It will deliver a simulation hub at RAF Waddington enabling RAF crews and supporting ground forces to train together in complex training scenarios at multiple dispersed locations and with NATO and other allied nations. 

In line with UK Ministry of Defence’s strategic direction towards High Level Architecture (HLA) standard for modelling and simulation interoperability, Pitch will provide commercial- off-the-shelf interoperability tools for simulation development, distributed real-time execution, data recording and synchronised playback. Pitch will also provide key software components for Cross-Domain Security (CDS), enabling training across different levels of information security. 

“Pitch Technologies is thrilled to support the Royal Air Force in its move to HLA, a move we are seeing around the world. For us it also confirms our market leading position in distributed training based on open standards and security in simulation.” said Bjorn Moller, President of Pitch Technologies. “We’re also pleased to work together with Boeing in the development of this capability and delivery of services over the next five years.”

Press release available here.

More information about the Gladiator program is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-and-us-pilots-to-prepare-for-frontline-on-state-of-the-art-simulators