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Lessons learned from NMSG-085 CIG Land Operation demonstration

Author: Gautreau, B. · Remmersmann, T. · Henderson, H.C. · Reus, N.M. de · Khimeche, L. · Pedersen, E. · Lillesoe, J. · Liberg, D.
Publisher: Simulation Interoperability Standards Organisation
Place: Orlando, FL
Source:2013 Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop SIW, 8 - 12 April 2013, San Diego, CA, USA
Identifier: 472586
Article number: 13S-SIW-031
Keywords: Defence · Battle Management Language (BML) · Military Scenario Definition Language (MSDL) · Interoperability · Coupling C2 Systems to Simulation Systems · Training · Planning · Decision Support · Defence Research · Defence, Safety and Security · Organisation · MSG - Modelling Simulation & Gaming · BSS - Behavioural and Societal Sciences


This paper presents the experience gained during demonstrations carried out between Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain under the umbrella of the NMSG-085 / CIG Land Operation group. The demonstration, also presented in this paper, focuses on command post exercise training. It highlights the benefits of the use of standards to save LOCON resources and time during exercise preparation. The demonstration combines surrogate and operational C2 systems (SIR provided by France, SITAWARE provided by Denmark, C2LG-GUI provided by Germany, and TALOS provided by Spain) with simulations (SWORD provided by France, VR-Forces provided by the Netherlands). The demonstrations addressed first the use of an effective initialization process based on the MSDL standard. MSDL was enriched (extended) for these demonstrations; the rational and content of the enrichment are also presented in the paper. Second, the demonstration deals with the execution of an operational scenario derived from the VIKING 2011 training exercise. Hence, it highlights the use of C-BML for two new military areas: logistics and artillery. Corresponding C-BML schema improvements are introduced in the paper. In addition, the demonstration intends to show that C-BML is also relevant for C2 to C2 exchange.