Focused on Modelling & Simulation activities in the frame of OCEAN2020, the webinar illustrated how M&S is playing an important role in the project, describing the overall approach together with the results achieved so far and their applications in prototyping and set up of live trials.
After an introductory remark about the main mission and the current status of the European Defence Fund given by Michael Alcantara, DG DEFIS, European Commission, Ignacio Montiel -Sanchez, EDA, presented the role and potential of M&S in defence research, detailing how M&S can develop into a crosscutting service provider for a wide range of operational and armaments developments in the defence domains: Air / Land / Sea / Space / Cyber / Multi-domain. Then, after a short introduction of the project given by Antonino Arecchi, OCEAN2020 Project Coordinator, Leonardo, Wilmuth Mueller, OCEAN2020 Project Manager IOSB, explained the objectives of M&S in the project. M&S contribute to removing barriers preventing an effective integration of UxSs in tactical naval systems, improving interoperability between manned and unmanned systems and testing the overall OCEAN2020 architecture’s resilience against environmental, operational, technical and functional obstacles. also complementing the OCEAN2020 Live Trials through the execution of Simulated / Virtual Trials. Florian Fisch MBDA, Erik Di Quirico MBDA, and Thomas Mansfield, CMRE, illustrated the achievements of multi-domain distributed simulation in OCEAN2020, while Mathias Anneken IOSB and Achim Kuwertz IOSB presented Data Fusion and Situation Awareness Prototyping and the Use of the M&S Outcomes for their Evaluating and Refining.
The discussion was moderated by Alessandro Marrone Head of Defence Programme, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI).