Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

July 18, 2011 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: Five Countries to Battle it Out in a Distributed Virtual Environment

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 18, 2011) - Members of the media are invited to the Canadian Land Forces Simulation Centre, to tour the facilities and observe the Simulation Training System.

Where: Canadian Forces Base Kingston, A31- Byng Bldg, Hwy 2 East
When: Tuesday 19 July, 2011 from 0900 – 1100
What: The American, British, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand Armies Program (ABCA) will test and evaluate a simultaneous virtual simulation battle environment, distributed in five countries over two continents. The media day will include an overview of the activity, followed by a question and answer period; tour of the facilities as well as opportunities for photos and interviews.

ALLIED AURORAS is a test of a virtual, pre-deployment mission rehearsal exercise designed to support a multinational brigade level; with the specific focus of exposing the coalition command and staff to the interoperability issues that they would face in a real conflict.

To assist our deployed forces in completing their dangerous missions successfully, it is critical that we develop the most efficient tools to conduct effective and high quality training. This activity will focus on development efforts currently underway to maximize the potential impact of simulation tools in Mission Rehearsal and Battlefield Visualization.

Note to the editor: RSVP is required by 6 p.m. 18 July 2011.

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