Minerva provides tailored robust networking solutions ranging from simple WIFI access points to more complex VPN solutions with failover capabilities. Connectivity is provided using any bearer of opportunity such as SATCOM (e.g. Inmarsat (BGAN), Eutelsat (Tooway)), 3G/4G from any telecoms provider or on-site fibre/broadband.
Networking forms the backbone of the Minerva Synthetic Wrap capabilities enabling the distribution of all data such as HLA/DIS to fulfil THUNDERBIRD and Remote Representation in remote locations.
Since 2013 Minerva Simulation & Training have been providing Live Virtual Construct (LVC), Joint Fires Simulation & Information, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Synthetic Wrap to the following Collective Training level 3+ Exercises: Ex WESSEX STORM, Ex PRARIE STORM, Ex STEEL SABRE, Ex JOINT WARRIOR & Ex SPIDERS WEB.
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The concept is simple; Fitted in the classroom environment allows new or inexperienced AFV crews to practice their skills and get used to working with each other. The system can then be vehicle mounted. The rear seats and pick-up compartment of a commercial 4x4 is temporarily configured as the turret of any AFV.
Using Challenger 2 as an example, the Gunner and Commander sit behind removable Fit, Form and Functionally correct (F3) facsimiles of the sights, optics and weapon controls. The vehicle itself is geo-referenced in the virtual environment, along with the turrets exact line of sight, thereby making THUNDERBIRD appear, and interact with, both the live and virtual worlds simultaneously in real time.