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Babcock reveals BITE at IT2EC

Babcock has unveiled its latest experiential tool - Babcock Immersive Training Experience (BITE) - at IT2EC, designed to support individual and collective training and ensure military and civil resilience teams are ready to face the most demanding and realistic environments.

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BITE helps to recreate authentic, immersive training experiences to rapidly train personnel to be ready for any situation. With all visual, audio and biometric feeds being monitored from an external control room, the intensity of the experience can be adjusted in real time, bringing learners closer to the realism of front-line operations more than ever before, in a safe and controlled environment.

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Using human performance monitoring technology, exercises can be controlled to ensure trainees remain in the zone of optimal learning in line with prescribed training outcomes.

BITE supports rapid analysis of insights to enhance the effectiveness of after-action reviews, allowing learners to fail fast, putting them in control of what they need to do to improve and succeed. It is scalable and adaptable due to its modular configuration, meaning it can be used across live, virtual and constructive environments.

BITE has been developed by Babcock and BeaverFit, who design equipment to enable focused preparation for modern-day tactical operations and exercises.

Tom Newman, CEO of Babcock’s Land Sector, said: “Creating immersive training opportunities for defence and resilience environments is vital to help develop high performing individuals and teams who are prepared for the realities of modern conflict and complex national resilience challenges.

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“BeaverFit’s custom-made equipment, along with BITE’s use of advanced game engine software to maintain measurement and control of the experience, unlocks the ability to experience the realistic stresses of modern combat and resilience operations, in a safe environment.”

Tom Beaver, Managing Director of BeaverFit, said: “By leveraging our expertise in manufacturing and Babcock’s leadership in training solutions, we’ve developed a unique set up that equips personnel with the skills and readiness needed to navigate the complexities of modern warfare and national resilience.”

The military variant of BITE, Proteus, on display at IT2EC (9th-11th April), can be adapted to any civil operational environment to incorporate a range of training needs, with changes to the look, feel, sounds and aromas.

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