ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A South American country will use simulation technology from U.S. firm SimiGon for training its armed forces.
SimiGon, which didn't identify the country, said its SIMbox system will be the baseline training technology used by its local partner, a newly formed government-owned company dedicated to the development of training and simulation systems.
"This is a major win and a significant achievement for SimiGon as it is the first time that a nation has decided to base its entire armed forces simulation training infrastructure on SimiGon's SIMbox," said SimiGon President and Chief Executive Officer Ami Vizer.
"For us to be appointed at the end of an extensive selection process is further proof that we have the most advanced and robust solution available today.
"We look forward to working closely with our latest strategic partner to support their efforts to develop advanced training solutions. We expect our cooperation with this partner will lead to many additional opportunities within this country and throughout Latin America."
SIMbox is a PC-based, distributed simulation and training technology platform with 3-D simulation, learning and content management systems, virtual Instructor and instructor operator stations, and a training content development suite.
SimiGon said it will initially deliver SIMbox development systems, training courses and on-the-job training to local partners' software developers. Local partners will build their own SIMbox-based training and simulation content, including simulations for aerial and ground vehicles used by the country's military.
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