The Third Simulated Trial of the OCEAN2020 Project

The Third Simulated Trial of the OCEAN2020 Project

The Third Simulated Trial conducted this week conclude the modelling and simulation activities of the OCEAN2020 Project.


Within OCEAN2020 project, modelling and simulation activities allowed testing technology development in the information management domain, covering deployment of Unmanned Systems, data fusion, image processing, situation awareness and EU MOC prototype.


While the First and Second Simulated Trial performed simulated execution of the operational scenarios run during the demonstration, testing the system architecture and assessing the behaviour of an European Task Force, the Third Simulated Trial focused on a more challenging scenario, increasing the number of threats fast attack vessels- to be simultaneously countered, consisting in, and checking the system behaviour in severe electromagnetic and environmental conditions.


The unmanned system capabilities of the European Task Force in the Third Simulated Trial were enhanced by swarming of unmanned aerial, surface and underwater vehicles and deployment of missile systems on board of unmanned aerial and surface systems for the neutralization of high speed surface threats, the protection of choke points and the detection of underwater intrusions.


Dedicated vignettes were run to demonstrate the system resilience at Jammimg and in case of High Sea State and Strong Wind, as well as the system effectiveness for Underwater Mine Countermeasure and Anti-Submarine Warfare.


Twelve laboratories distributed over six countries (Germany, Italy, UK, Netherlands, Spain, Greece) carried out the Third Simulation Trial exploiting a dedicated Virtual Private Network, a standard High Level Architecture (HLA) for integrating simulation building blocks and NATO standards for the operational data exchanges.


As for the Second Simulated Trial, the Third Simulated Trial was remotely attended by EDA representatives, the project coordinator and all the partners involved in modelling and simulation activities, overcoming COVID-19 restrictions thanks to a platform made available by IOSB that allowed following the trial execution remotely.


OCEAN2020 Modelling and Simulation activities will be presented in a dedicated webinar on 30 March (link).