Meet DSET Official Tech Sponsor Bohemia Interactive Simulations

Meet DSET Official Tech Sponsor Bohemia Interactive Simulations

Tech Sponsor Bohemia Interactive Simulations spearheads innovation with the DSET conference and community.

“It’s one of the centrepieces of European shows. It has a unique place, a unique concept, and a real community atmosphere.”

– Rusmat Ahmed, SVP Sales EMEA

Live stream recording from DSET 2023

Watch this live recording of a virtual stream from Bohemia Interactive Simulations at DSET 2023 ‘Let’s Talk Terrain’ where Rusmat Ahmed is joined by Earl Laamanen, and Bill Starmer to discuss the future of terrain building.

Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) has been a key supporter and lead sponsor of the Defence Simulation, Education, and Training (DSET) conference and community, from its launch 8 years ago. 2023 sees them again take the lead as the Tech Sponsor, enabling the fusion of an outstanding virtual platform with the live event. The hybrid format was introduced in 2020 before the pandemic and proved extremely popular with delegates, speakers and exhibitors. Of course, this timely innovation proved key to the continuation and growth of DSET, enabling it to be the only hybrid event globally, in Military Simulation and Training, that ran in 2021.

BISim’s ability to see value in tech innovation is a core part of their DNA as a team, but to enable others, in the same way, shows commitment and investment in the very community that it has matured in.

DSET’s significant yearonyear growth has led to more opportunities for BISim, and all delegates, to network and forge new connections with key Military and government experts, identify challenges, and learn about the latest developments and ideas in Defence, Simulation, Education, and Training, as well as explore the most cuttingedge innovations in the sector.

Growth is not just about numbers but also about the development of the community. In 2023 DSET will deliver:

  • Expansions of the Wargaming and Maritime conference streamsdirectly led by the community.
  • A growing DSET Intern programme offering paid positions for young people, both to attend the conference and also as employees in the industry. Answering the recruitment capability gap in Defence.
  • Meetings and socials for the Defence Women’s Action Board (DWAB), supporting all Women in Defence, Security and Medicine. Its development continues a pace with exciting prospects for all involved.
  • A new MoD Stakeholder Day  this will feature workshops from DSTL, SISO, DE&S with their Gladiator and MCAST teams, and programme tables from the Defence Export Team, NATO, and many others.
  • The inaugural Serious Games Showcase and Challenge Europe (SGSCE) this brilliant challenge involves the entire community, reaches out to schools, colleges and universities, governments, militaries, industry and individuals. All can participate as game developers, assessors and supporters.

Capturing, harnessing, and developing talent from a multitude of backgrounds and expertise matches BISim’s maxim of Innovate, Disrupt, Serve. Our guiding motivation for DSET is to bring together all parts of the existing community, serve it with the highest standards, and bring in talent and innovation from other industries and areas of research that can help answer increasingly complex challenges.

BISim has remained at the forefront of the industry and become an integral part of the DSET community. They engage in, and contribute to, key conversations in Military Simulation and Training, showcase their products and customer support services, and are closely involved in developing latest innovations in the industry.

Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) uses the hybrid event format of the DSET conference to best effect, reaching a growing, targeted, global audience that fits their customer demographic. The inperson expo booth provides a space to welcome customers, existing and new, to showcase and demonstrate their latest products, while the virtual booth allows conference delegates to explore the organization’s offerings and products remotely, with the team on hand to ask questions or book a meeting.

Their mission to “harness the explosive potential of technology to revolutionize training and simulation” means that BISim grabs the attention of every attendee and continues to surprise with the latest technology, costeffective training and simulation software products and components for defence applications. We can’t wait to see what they will reveal at #DSET2023!

Bohemia Interactive Simulations Product portfolio highlights

Mantle ETM, Mantle Enterprise Terrain Management (ETM) is a custombuilt platform based on proven commercialofftheshelf (COTS) components and expert design/development services for creating simulated terrain for training, mission rehearsal, visualisation, and terrain analysis. A Mantle ETM installation delivers a cloudcapable custom terrain pipeline that works with your data, processes, servers, and runtimes, integrating with your existing terrain capabilities or delivering a full endtoend solution from scratch.

    VBS4 is a comprehensive, robust, easytouse virtual training software application for combined land, air and sea collective training, mission rehearsal, and experimentation.VBS software is the world’s most widely adopted military tactical training simulation, deployed in over 60 countries and training hundreds of thousands of soldiers annually. Guided by military Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and almost two decades of iterative software development, VBS4 is, by far, the most capable tactical training simulation available. This is evidenced by its widespread use, including landmark programs like the US Army’s Synthetic Training Environment (STE) and the UK MOD’s Defence Virtual Simulation 2 (DVS2). In addition to the powerful capabilities provided by VBS4, BISim offers training courses, industryleading support, and professional services to extend VBS4 to meet new and evolving training needs.

      VBS Blue IG is a stateoftheart, CIGIcompliant, 3D wholeearth image generator designed to support the full spectrum of land, sea, air and space use cases for collective and individual training. VBS Blue IG has been built from the ground up and optimised to create highly realistic visual and sensor scenes, with longview distances and large numbers of moving entities on a whole-world terrain unbounded by resolution or detail.

        About BISim

        Founded in 2001, Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim), a wholly-owned subsidiary of BAE Systems, Inc, is a global software company at the forefront of simulation and training solutions for defence and civilian organisations. Globally, many hundreds of thousands of military personnel are trained every year using BISim’s highfidelity VBS software products. More than 60 NATO and NATOfriendly countries and over 300 integrators/prime contractors use VBS technology, many making significant funding commitments to extend VBS product capabilities. BISim’s customers include the US Army, UK MOD, French Army, Bundeswehr, Swedish Armed Forces, Italian Army, Australian Defence Force, New Zealand Defence Force, and many major system integrators.

          If you are thinking about exhibiting take a look at the packages here, or contact our COO Abbie Pierce here.

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          We, at Bohemia Interactive Simulations  (BISim), have exhibited and sponsored the Defence, Simulation, Education and Training (DSET) conference and community since its inception. We have always had the highest quality of engagement and it’s an easy decision to repeat that experience and support every year. We are put in front of the very community that we serve. We find that at DSET, Military users, government procurement, industry partners and academic researchers all have the same ethos of answering current and future challenges, sharing experiences, knowledge and expertise. 

          DSET is much more than a business conference, it’s where we go to have longer and deeper conversations with our key stakeholders.

          With a hybrid delivery, DSET aligns exactly with our own ethos of EASIER. FASTER. GLOBAL. Our mission is to harness the explosive potential of technology to revolutionize training and simulation, around the world.

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          BISim’s product portfolio enables users to create, simulate and visualize realistic multi-domain, battlespace training scenarios to help enhance warfighter readiness. From desktop simulation and image generation to terrain development and editing to cutting-edge AI and XR, we offer a comprehensive portfolio for your simulation and training needs. See the full range of products here

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          About BISim

          Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) uses advanced technology and a large, experienced in-house team of engineers to develop high-fidelity, cost-effective training and simulation software products and components for defense applications.

          BISim not only delivers a wide range of products, but also provides valuable training and support through the Customer Portal, where you can get access to:

          • Live Webinars
          • Training courses
          • Product/User guides & manuals 
          • Professional services

          We are excited to be at the DSET this year and would be delighted to discuss opportunities of enhancing warfighter readiness for your organization. See you there!

          To find out more about Bohemia Interactive Simulations visit

          or to learn more about VBS visit 

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