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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

EADS Unveils Virtual Environment Capability to Test UK Homeland Security Response

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via NewsEdge Corporation

Manchester - EADS Defence & Security Systems Ltd. announced the expansion of synthetic modeling capabilities to encompass solutions aimed at UK homeland security applications. By providing an innovative synthetic simulation environment, UK emergency services and other first response' organizations can now design, develop, evaluate and scale responses to an infinite range of emergency scenarios including terrorist threats, major accidents and natural disasters.

"Synthetic modeling enables homeland security agencies to generate interactive scenarios which evaluate the performance and interoperability of existing and future homeland defense capabilities in a network centric facility. All without the need to undertake expensive and disruptive real-life, large-scale exercises," commented Philippe Meleard, head of public safety, EADS DS. "Today, threats to homeland security are an increasingly global phenomenon and ensuring the safety and security of country borders, urban areas and of critical infrastructures such as data centers and power supplies has become a challenging mission for everyone concerned," he added.

EADS' Network Centric Operations Simulation (NetCOS) experimentation centers combine the latest simulation and data fusion technology in order to synthetically reproduce realistic military and civil management and crisis-management scenarios in national and international contexts. EADS' NetCOS centers -- based in Germany, France and Newport, South Wales, with a fourth scheduled for delivery in Spain during 2006 -- provide a common environment called NetCORE offering methodological tools, synthetic environment and a simulation tool together with infrastructure platform for the design and execution of experiments in support of large system integration. By merging and presenting data from a variety of sources in a virtual environment, EADS can create a precise, realistic picture of a specific tactical or strategic scenario.

"With governments establishing Network Centric Organizations to efficiently exploit information technology, and integrating sensors, decision makers, weapon systems and support capabilities, facilities such as those offered by EADS become indispensable for testing and perfecting sets of innovative defensive moves suited to today's homeland security challenges," concluded Meleard.

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