4GD and D3A team for combined arms training

4GD and defence training services provider D3A Defence have joined forces to extend the combined arms training capability of 4GD’s SmartFacility urban training environment.
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An operator uses a dismounted situational awareness device as a portal to engage with synthetic combined arms (Picture source: 4GD)

The collaboration will initially focus on linking D3A's combined arms training capabilities with 4GD’s ACIES. Newly launched in January 2021, ACIES is the synthetic element of the SmartFacility - an integrated/blended reality system that introduces the synthetic world to the physical SmartFacility environment.

D3A specialise in the development and delivery of Live Virtual and Constructive training methodologies to support efficient exploitation of capacity to the end user. By integrating D3A training capabilities with ACIES, users of the SmartFacility will be able to train for combined arms operations using representative operational hardware interfaces to interact with virtual assets, with actions taken in the virtual world having an effect in the real world, and vice versa.

“D3A is a great match for us, both as another veteran run company and with our respective capabilities complementing each other well. We are already seeing positive responses to early proof of concept work carried out to date,” James Crowley, Business Development Director, 4GD, said. “We expect to have a real impact on this market segment together, and we have many exciting ideas about how we can expand our combined arms offering in the future.”

“We at D3A are delighted to be partnering with 4GD as it’s always a pleasure to work with likeminded companies with the same goal of making a difference for the end-user. We believe that the biggest beneficiary will be the furthest forward man or woman on the battlefield and we know that this feeling is echoed by 4GD, so together we are excited to make a difference.” Craig Haslam, CEO D3A Defence, said.

The 4GD SmartFacility is comprised of 5 levels and combines Integrated Reality, data collection, reactive smart targetry, the 4GAV special effects suite and reconfigurable SimWall; all wirelessly connected to deliver the highest quality training with the maximum flexibility.


About 4GD

4GD specialise in bringing the most cutting-edge technologies to the defence market, in order to reduce the distance between operational reality and training. We use technology to drive operator performance by increasing levels of realism, providing scalable complexity and delivering targeted improvements, all whilst making the systems more intuitive for the user. We already have capability optimising performance in elite units in both the USA & UK.

About D3A

D3A Defence Ltd specialise in the provision of end-to-end training solutions to the military and uniformed services. As a trusted provider to both UK and International customers, they pride themselves on their ability to bridge the gap between suppliers, manufacturers and the end-user; achieved by understanding the user’s needs and ensuring that these are met within the technical solution and associated training.