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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

BAE SYSTEMS EXTENDS COMMITMENT TO INDUSTRIAL PARTNERSHIP WITH MALAYSIAN SMES


 
DPM Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin visiting the BAE Systems booth at the Asean SME 2015
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – BAE Systems, the global defence, security and aerospace manufacturer, confirms its participation and sponsorship of the ASEAN SME Showcase and Conference 2015 as part of its aim to help raise Malaysia’s global competitiveness by continuing dialogue and developing partnerships with innovative, small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia.

Held over three days from 26th to 28th May 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the ASEAN SME Showcase and Conference 2015 serves as a conduit for BAE Systems to introduce Malaysian SMEs to its global aerospace supply chain of over 7,000 suppliers and to explore opportunities to work with BAE Systems.

John Brosnan, Managing Director, BAE Systems, South East Asia, said: “Over the past few years, we have successfully linked a number of Malaysian SMEs with UK-based companies and this year we continue to sustain our efforts in industrial partnership by working closely at the ASEAN SME Showcase with the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC) to help promote the UK as a market for Malaysian SMEs.”

Also present at the showcase is BAE Systems’ most recent partner, a local technology SME; Loka Wireless Sdn Bhd. Both companies recently signed an agreement to evaluate the performance of BAE Systems’ NAVSOP technology and to develop it for the commercial and military markets.

NAVSOP is a navigation system designed by BAE Systems which is not confined to GPS dependency and is able to work indoors. Thus, NAVSOP will enhance the product offering of Loka Wireless’ Geomorse system, by offering coverage in areas that GPS cannot penetrate or offers unreliable coverage in areas such as oil and gas facilities, ports etc.

“We are always on the lookout for more Malaysian SMEs that we can partner with on technology. Our intention with key stakeholders in Malaysia is a collaborative approach – uniting capabilities and sharing expertise to maximise innovation and grow the country’s economy. We are committed in becoming a long-term partner with the Malaysian government and local industry to support the nation’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) and Vision 2020,” added Brosnan.

Recognising the importance of SMEs as key engines of economic growth, BAE Systems proactively shares its best practices and insights to empower the SME community in Malaysia.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Augmented Reality System Set to Revolutionise Battlefield Oper

Augmented reality systems as small as a contact lens could revolutionise complex emergency response and military battlefield operations in the future, by drastically improving the situational awareness, decision-making and asset management of operators.

British engineers from BAE Systems are working in collaboration with academics at the University of Birmingham to develop applications for this ground-breaking technology concept, which intelligently mixes together the real and virtual world to allow operators to take real-time control of their environments like never before.

This includes a briefcase sized portable command centre that can be easily deployed and set-up anywhere to tackle emergency scenarios by creating a virtual information rich workspace, and a wearable cockpit to provide pilots with a customisable environment to enhance their situational awareness while also reducing the cost of cockpit upgrades.

This revolutionary concept called mixed reality allows the operator to see themselves and their surroundings along with virtual images, video feeds, objects and avatars, seamlessly bringing together the critical battlefield elements in a single place.  

The technology is brought to life by an Oculus Rift style headset allowing military commanders to direct military operations, such as troops and Unmanned Air Vehicles, across a virtual representation of the landscape for real situations or simply as part of a training solution.  The technology is being developed at such a pace that the current demonstrator headsets could be replaced with something as small and light as a pair of spectacles within a decade and a contact lens within 20.

Nick Colosimo, Futurist at BAE Systems, said:

Were already seeing virtual and augmented reality becoming more commonplace in consumer products, and the possibilities it offers the armed forces are hugely exciting.  Our unique approach will identify the optimal balance between the real world and the virtual enhancing the users situational awareness to provide battle-winning and life-saving tools and insights wherever they may be.

Through collaborating with the University of Birmingham, we are able to bring together some of the best minds available in this subject area to develop these concepts and evolve the technology itself.

Professor Bob Stone, Simulation & Human Factors Specialist at the University of Birmingham said:
Being able to physically manipulate virtual objects in the real world has been challenging scientists for 40 years. Since my first virtual reality experience at NASA nearly 30 years ago, the technology has evolved from the primitive head-mounted displays and computers to today's world where we can interact with complex virtual objects, integrated in real-time with real-world scenarios.

Our work with BAE Systems shows just how close we are to delivering the next generation of advanced mixed reality interfaces for future applications not only in defence, but also in such important domains as engineering and healthcare.

BAE Systems, supported by the University of Birmingham, is developing two mixed reality technology concepts:

PORTABLE COMMAND CENTRE

The Portable Command Centre concept uses commercial technology to create a semi-virtual environment that can be transported in a briefcase and set up anywhere from within a tent to an office to tackle emergency scenarios such as an outbreak of fire or an act of terrorism.

Users put on a virtual reality headset and interactive gloves and a mixed reality control station appears around them. Users can monitor situations anywhere in the world, zooming in and manipulating environments, directing troops and pulling in virtual video screens that allow them to monitor news channels and feeds from UAVs.

As well as this, users can bring in artificially intelligent avatars that monitor the entire environment, provide real-time voice updates and even offer advice when asked.

WEARABLE COCKPIT

The Virtual Cockpit is created by a headset that provides infinitely reconfigurable virtual displays and controls, allowing pilots to customise their interface with the aircraft based on their own preferences, mission objectives and the task immediately at hand.

The technology is designed to be easily upgraded and customised to meet the demands of a rapidly changing future environment, saving valuable time and significantly reducing costs.

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