Qinetiq set to design training software for the Royal Navy

British defence technology company Qinetiq is to design and deliver a new training environment for close-range gunnery training for the Royal Navy.

The company will deliver a scalable, flexible, training simulation system that allows the delivery of individual, collective and continuation training in the use of close-range weapons.

Miles Adcock, managing director of Training and Simulation Services at Qinetiq, said: ‘By integrating Qinetiq’s software with VBS2 [Virtual Battlespace 2] and current gaming technology, Qinetiq will deliver an updated 3D virtual environment, along with adapted ship-mounted weapons, to deliver an immersive and operationally current series of weapons-training platforms that can be quickly configured to meet future user requirements.’