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Improbable to provide MoD with NGCN Digital Twin

Posted 18 October 2021 · Add Comment

Improbable Defence and National Security (Improbable) has been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to create a Next-Generation Communications Network (NGCN) Digital Twin of its global digital and IT infrastructure.

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The NGCN Digital Twin will help Defence Digital to operate, plan, manage and optimise its complex technical infrastructure. The contract is part of the MoD’s digital transformation programme and led by Defence Digital which forms part of Strategic Command and is responsible for ensuring that the military and the business front line has access to the most effective digital and IT.

This latest programme follows on from the successful completion of two previous phases of the contract, and will enable users to enhance service operations, perform network upgrades and management, complex procurement and enhance network resilience.

The Digital Twin will utilise a Single Synthetic Environment (SSE) platform which was developed by Improbable in partnership with Strategic Command, and a number of leading industry and academic partners over the last two years.

Joe Robinson, CEO of Improbable Defence and National Security said: “Following a series of successful pilots, we are delighted to continue our relationship with Defence Digital in support of their delivery of the Digital Backbone. This capability, built on the SSE, will seek to enhance resilience, speed up decision making and drive efficiencies in support of a number of diverse digital use cases across the MoD.”

Charles Forte, Defence’s CIO added: “I am delighted that we are able to employ game changing and cutting-edge technologies, such as the Digital Twin to support the delivery of the Digital Backbone. This contract builds on and leverages the successful innovation efforts of Defence Digital, Strategic Command and industry partners.”

The SSE is a capability that delivers a series of realistic virtual recreations of any potential operating environment, which enables Defence users to train, to plan, to experiment and to even potentially orchestrate operations of the future in a realistic virtual world, before implementing them in the real one.



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