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Adarga has been contracted by London-based Improbable to support the Single Synthetic Environment (SSE) technology demonstrator being developed in conjunction with UK Strategic Command.

SSE will deliver a simulation demonstrator modelling the conventional domains as well as the space, cyber and information warfare environments. It will bring together models of physical elements such as weather, terrain and infrastructure networks with more abstract systems such as social, political and economic ones; and enables the exploration of the causal relationships and interdependencies between them. It has the potential to enable decision-makers at every level – from political to tactical – to test and rehearse policy choices and courses of action in a rigorous, data-driven manner, allowing them to assess probable consequences with a far greater level of confidence than has previously been achievable.

The SSE combines inputs from a diverse ecosystem of other technical applications, models and data, some powered by advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence/machine learning technologies, all integrated and hosted on Improbable’s synthetic environment platform. The second year will see development and expansion of the prototype SSE into a cloud-based tool, which will enhance user planning and decision-making.

Open platforms are a key driver of competition and innovation, and the ability of this Single Synthetic Environment to combine inputs from partners in a wider ecosystem points the way to a future which delivers competitive advantage for UK Defence,” observed Maj Gen Jim Morris, Director of Joint Warfare at Strategic Command.

Adarga’s AI Knowledge platform fuses and analyses data from millions of diverse sources to assist with multi-domain decision support and mission planning. The highly granular detail provided by its Event Detection feature helps to identify and locate mission critical events in real time, enabling more accurate modelling and scenario planning. The company’s live events feed helps users to detect developing situations and identify emerging risks, to understand key trends quickly and prioritize responses with greater speed and confidence. “At a time of considerable global uncertainty, the ability to support our customers’ need to translate vast quantities of data into actionable information has never been more important,” commented Adarga CEO, Rob Bassett Cross.

Richard Warner, Director of Partnerships at Improbable, added “The Single Synthetic Environment is a unique and powerful capability with the potential to transform how Britain’s armed forces train, plan and operate. It is also a fantastic opportunity to create hundreds of skilled jobs in the UK technology and defence sectors, and establish home-grown expertise in a capability with such enormous potential.”

The SSE will demonstrate the extent to which training and mission planning could be completely transformed by use of an immersive synthetic environment. (Image via UK Strategic Command)

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