The Halldale MS&T Awards - Military Simulation & Training

The Halldale MS&T Awards

MS&T Magazine’s awards for excellence in defense modeling, simulation and training were announced in September and presented during this year’s I/ITSEC.

After a process that began in May of this year with the release of submission applications to industry, over 75 entries were received in six categories. Three top finalists were selected for each category by MS&T’s editorial team, based on the quality of submissions received. Eighteen finalists and summaries were then presented to MS&T’s global readership to select the best candidates. With over 6,000 votes received, the following six award winners and twelve finalists were announced for each category.

Outstanding Innovative Product

Winner CAE for the Italian Air Force Predator Mission Trainer (PMT). Click here for more information.

CAE’s Marc-Olivier Sabourin, Vice President, Global Defence and Security (right), accepts the Outstanding Innovative Product award from MS&T Editor Rick Adams (middle) and Halldale Group CEO Andy Smith (left).

Finalists: 
Cubic – Engage KOV-135
SAIC MicroEngage


Outstanding VR/AR/MR Application  

Winner Reiser Simulation and Training Mixed-Reality (MR) Training for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) & Medical Crew. Click here for more information.

Reiser Simulation & Training wins MS&T’s Outstanding VR/AR/MR Application Award. Pictured from left to right is Halldale Group CEO Andy Smith, Reiser’s Dipl. Ing Holger Rauls, Snr Software Architect, Dr Roman Sperl, CEO, and the VR/AR Association’s Orlando Chapter President, John Cunningham.

Finalists:
Modest Tree – Modest3D Xplorer
Vertex Solutions – AC-130U Virtual Reality Part Task Trainer (vrPTT)


Outstanding Service and Support Program

Winner CAE for the USAF KC-135 Aircrew Training System. Click here for more information.

CAE’s Ray Duquette, President and General Manager, CAE USA (right), receives the award for MS&T’s Outstanding Service and Support Program from Halldale Group CEO Andy Smith (middle) and MS&T Deputy Editor Andy Fawkes (left).

Finalists:
General Dynamics Information Technology – Simulation Services for US Army Flight School XXI
Inzpire Limited – “Whole Force” training for MOD’s Air Battlespace Training Centre (ABTC), RAF Waddington


Outstanding Training System Integration Project  

Winner Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA) & ST Engineering – Littoral Mission Vessel Simulation Centre (LMV SimCen). Click here for more information.

ST Engineering and the Defence Science & Technology Agency win the award for Outstanding Training System Integration Project. Halldale Group CEO, Andy Smith (left) presents the award to Mr. Ravinder Singh, President Electronics, President Defence Business, ST Engineering Electronics Ltd.

Finalists: 
– CAE – Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Training Program
– The DiSTI Corporation – US Army C-RAM LPWS OMT


Small Business of the Year

Winner – Simthetiq. Click here for more information.

Simthetiq’s CEO, Vincent Cloutier (left), accepts the Small Business of the Year award from MS&T Deputy Editor Andy Fawkes.

Finalists:
– Cervus Defence & Security
– Close Air Solutions


Pioneer Award

WinnerRobert Abascal, CEO and Founder, AVT Simulation. Click here for more information.

Pioneer Award winner, Robert Abascal, CEO and Founder, AVT Simulation (left), is presented with his award from MS&T Editor Rick Adams.

Finalists: 
Waymon Armstrong, Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS)
Dr. Rajive Bagrodia, SCALABLE Network Technologies