Swedish Armed Forces Zone
We are pleased to announce that ITEC 2019 will feature a special show floor exhibition and conference panel dedicated to the Swedish Armed Forces’ Exercise Viking.
Organised by the Swedish armed forces in cooperation with Sweden’s Folke Bernadotte Academy, Exercise Viking is the world’s largest multinational collective training event. It brings together military forces, police and representatives from civilian and humanitarian organisations from across NATO, the United Nations and the European Union to train in a joint, distributed environment.
Swedish Armed Forces Zone
Visitors to ITEC 2019 will have the opportunity to get the Swedish military’s perspective on the exercise. A dedicated dynamic ‘Project Viking’ zone on the show floor will feature eight simulation systems used by the Swedish Air Force, and the pilots who operate them on a daily basis, along with a recording from Exercise Viking 2018 playing on a large screen.
Joint virtual exercises
“Exercise Viking is one of the few exercises that sees civilian and military organisations from 50 nations train together within a NATO architecture and design framework on command and control operations. The Project Viking zone will demonstrate how the Swedish Armed Forces use their current simulation training aids within a NATO architecture to create joint, virtual exercises. Exercise Viking provides a platform to test interoperability techniques being developed by NATO working groups, so being able to engage with the personnel putting these techniques into practice will be a unique opportunity for attendees to ITEC 2019.”
Stefan Sandberg, Simulation Specialist, GEISTT AB
A further opportunity to gain insight into lessons learned from Sweden’s experience training with civil and military organisation within broad, international standards will take place on Day 2 of the ITEC conference. A panel discussion between representatives from the Swedish Armed Forces’ Exercise Viking team will consider the value of joint exercises, the rationale behind the Swedish Air Force Combat Simulation Centre’s Live, Virtual and Constructive 2025 vision, the importance of being able to utilise gaming technology in a military training environment, and the new Swedish armed forces-wide strategy on simulation.
The panel will feature speakers including:
- Major General Anders Callert, Assistant Chief of Armed Forces Training and Development, Swedish Armed Forces;
- Robert Wilson, Simulation Strategy, Swedish Armed Forces;
- Lieutenant Colonel Carl-Fredrik Kleman, Head of Swedish Armed Forces Joint Training Centre, Swedish Armed Forces;
- Anders Jakobsson, Swedish Army Ground Combat, Swedish Armed Forces;
- Lieutenant Colonel Stefan Ungerth, Head of Swedish Air Force Combat Simulation Centre, Swedish Air Force;
- Jonas Höglander, Chief Instructor EDA RW Tactics, Swedish Armed Forces.
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