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Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim), a global developer of advanced simulation and training software, announced at I/ITSEC 2019 that Priority 1 Air Rescue (P1AR), a leader in helicopter search-and-rescue (SAR) operational support and training, will leverage BISim’s VBS4 and VBS Blue IG to develop virtual reality collective crew training (pilot/copilot and crew), SAR, gunnery, precision marksmanship and tactical training systems for its worldwide training academies.
P1AR currently trains many domestic organizations, including the United States Coast Guard in SAR hoisting operations. P1AR also trains multiple European MOD agencies in combat search-and-rescue (CSAR), aerial gunnery, and precision marksmanship.
P1AR operates two world-class Search and Rescue/Tactical (SAR/TAC) training academies in Mesa, Arizona, and Bordeaux, France. In 2020, P1AR plans to offer another phase to its full spectrum of training with a new VBS4 and VBS Blue IG-based simulator that can be deployed directly to customers’ facilities for training. The new training will reduce the flight hours needed to train the crew.
VBS4 is BISim’s next-generation whole-earth virtual desktop trainer and simulation host. VBS4 is based on BISim’s VBS3 platform, which has evolved over the years to the most widely used virtual desktop trainer around the world, supplying NATO and NATO-friendly militaries. VBS Blue IG is BISim’s whole-earth image generator, which can be used across full-motion trainers, VR/AR solutions and individual part-task trainers with multiple synchronized displays.