Alion to demonstrate Virtual Sandbox technology to AFWERX, USAF, US Joint Forces

Alion Science and Technology has announced it has been selected to demonstrate its Virtual Sandbox technology to AFWERX, US Air Force and the US Joint Forcesat at the USAF Future of Wargaming, the company said.

Virtual Sandbox is a mixed-reality (MR) tactical wargaming system. This product, along with the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE), managed and operated by Alion, will support development of the cloud-based, DevSecOps driven, wargaming Novel Distributed Integrated Concept Environment (NoDICE).

The Alion solution creates live virtual simulations for wargaming by integrating with numerous data sets, including: Radio Frequency (RF); Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR); Full Motion Video (FMV); and Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC). The team has integrated Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enable real world experiences from the users/operators as well as real time model development. The architecture enables rapid integration of commercially developed capabilities.

Established in 2017 by the Secretary of the Air Force and reporting to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, AFWERX is a catalyst for agile Air Force engagement across industry, academia and non-traditional contributors to create transformative opportunities and foster an Air Force culture of innovation.