Press release

New Synthetic Environment Tower Community of Practice

Dstl is opening up the new Synthetic Environment Tower of Excellence (SE Tower) Community of Practice (COP) for membership applications.

Soldiers inside the FST simulation tent
Soldiers inside the FST simulation tent

Since 2004, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) SE Tower has provided a mechanism for the Ministry of Defence (MOD), industry and academia to work together on future areas of research in simulation and synthetic environments. The SE Tower aims to develop UK defence capability in this area, and as part of this is seeking to refresh its relationships with the supplier community by opening the new COP to membership applications.

The SE Tower COP provides a way to increase the mutual understanding and co-operation between the MOD and supplier base who work in the area of simulation and synthetic environments. It seeks to encourage and enable members to collaborate in research and exploitation activities for UK defence purposes, independent of contracted research.

Bharat Patel, the SE Tower Chair, Dstl says:

By underpinning the SE Tower with a Community of Practice, we are hoping to gain a deeper understanding of simulation and synthetic environment capabilities and how these capabilities can be used by MOD. For suppliers it is an opportunity to improve their understanding of how they can help MOD tackle its future challenges, and to build teams to conduct research and development.

Simulation and synthetic environments are used by MOD in a variety of ways, from supporting training, concept development and experimentation, to acquisition, evaluation and mission preparation.

Find out more about Dstl’s SE Tower and sign up to the Community of Practice.

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Published 4 November 2015