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Unreal Engine 3 licensed for use in US military simulation

Thursday, 6th December 2012 08:22 GMT By Dave Cook

Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 has been licensed for use in an American military training simulation program. It’s a simulation that will help train soldiers in Counter-IED tactics such as mine-sweeping and other techniques. Check it out below.

GI.biz reports that IPKeys Technologies – a key IT and software supplier to the military – has licensed Unreal Engine 3 from Applied Research Associates for its training simulation IED Gaming and Modeling Environment, or ‘I-GAME’.

You can check out the I-GAME site here.

Using Unreal Engine 3 the I-Game software will be able to re-create more realistic training environments and give soldiers a better idea of IED-related challenges they may face in the field.

Kirk Hymes, director for Modeling and Simulation Applications and U.S. Marine Corps Programs at IPKeys said in a statement, “With Unreal Engine 3, IPKeys can now create the most realistic maps, locales, conditions, materials and virtual soldiers to match exactly what the Warfighter sees, uses and knows.

Mark Pappas, president of IPKeys added, “We are extremely proud to offer the battle planner and Warfighter tactical, strategically-based, premier tools from the best sources – government and commercial alike. Specifically, deployed Warfighters who need reliable and trusted data can now use a lightweight platform to keep them out of harm’s way and allow for them to reach their objectives with the situational awareness they deserve.”

What do you make of the I-Game software? Let us know below.

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