Modeling and Simulation for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Training

Source: U.S. Army (
Source: U.S. Army (

POSTED:  March 30, 2018

Customer:  Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (DUSN), Office of Strategy and Innovation (OSI)

Challenge:  In lieu of combat learning, the OSI requested the current state and availability of realistic combat modeling and simulation training technologies.

Approach:  HDIAC identified, reviewed, and analyzed DoD reports summarizing the current state of training technologies, including functional processes (driving and piloting military-specific vehicles and aircraft maintenance), general-purpose programming languages (e.g., MODSIM, which is a simulation platform for training in maneuvers and marksmanship), and decision-making in combat environments.

Value:  HDIAC’s analysis supports modeling and simulation research and development programs within the OSI and contributes to the continuing development of effective decision-making by sailors during combat operations.  Senior DUSN OSI members plan to present the HDIAC analysis at an upcoming conference.