Anybody who saw Cervus Defence at ITEC this year will not be surprised to see this start-up nosing its way under the tent flap in Orlando this week. Fortune favours the brave is probably one of those phrases that bounces around their offices almost (but not quite) haphazardly.
Building on the successful deployment of its HIVE Training Data Exploitation (TDx) system with both German and Dutch armies earlier this year, Cervus will be demonstrating it to the great and the good at I/ITSEC 2018 from 26-30 November.
First-class militaries the world over are recognising the need to make better use of the vast amounts of data that underpin all training activity. Yet many of these authorities are struggling to implement, or find tools to support, effective training data exploitation strategies and approaches.
HIVE has been specifically developed to meet these needs and is already in-service and helping armies to optimise their performance based upon its automated, intelligent capture, storage, analysis and presentation of vast training datasets in near real-time. Cervus will be demonstrating how it can be used across the Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) environments and will explain how it can transform the training support process from one of primarily reactive, subjective observation to one of proactive, objective mentorship, and facilitates a true step-change in the effectiveness of the end-to-end military capability process.
HIVE has been used by several military customers where the following benefits have been realised:
• Improved assessment of performance- through KPIs and data visualisation derived from near real-time analysis, benchmarked against NATO performance metrics.
• Improved training management- through improved training assurance, training design and training system performance through more effective trend analysis. Efficiencies and savings within the current, and future, training mechanisms.
• Broad Utility Across Defence - data exploitation in support of: Lessons process, force development, analysis, experimentation, research and acquisition and support approaches.