A Deeper Understanding: PLEXSYS and THALES Join Forces to Support the Next-Generation Air Force.
Jun 22, 2022 | By: Tara Marta
BEDFORDSHIRE, UK (June 22, 2022) – PLEXSYS Interface Products, Inc. (PLEXSYS) has continued to innovate across the Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) environment, providing more integrated solutions with greater efficiency. The signing of a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with THALES in the UK, a global technology leader in the Aerospace market, shows our focus on innovating and supporting the warfighter further.
The MoU will enable both companies to collaborate closely to develop a unique set of complementary expertise, tools, and capabilities that offer even more advanced integrated training and simulation solutions to MOD customers – particularly in the air domain, but also across land, sea, and space.
PLEXSYS’ Advanced Simulation Combat Operations Trainer (ASCOT) 7 offers a cutting-edge, dynamic, and intuitive computer-generated forces (CGF) platform, simplifying the development of complex scenarios to create the most high-fidelity immersive background in today’s synthetic battlespace.
Combined with THALES in the UK’s immersive digital simulation systems, AI, training, data capture, modeling, and integration expertise, the partnership will look to develop truly unique services and products that solve real-world challenges for today’s forward-thinking multi-domain Armed Forces.
By joining forces to compete for larger contracts, PLEXSYS and THALES in the UK are laying the foundations for a successful partnership. One that promises the highly advanced multi-domain solutions the MOD demands.
Leading the charge
Sanjay Khetia is Director of PLEXSYS Interface Products in the UK, which serves as the hub for growth and operations in the UK and EMEA regions. Recognised nationally and internationally as an authoritative expert in modeling, simulation, and training, Sanjay’s career spans over 20 years, with a demonstrable track record of designing, developing, and delivering innovative and progressive solutions to a variety of sectors globally.
“We are excited about the alliance between Thales and PLEXSYS. Together we are well placed to provide high fidelity training by matching Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) training readiness requirements with innovative products and world-class support, ensuring that all our defence and non-defence customer ambitions are realised.”
Sanjay Khetia, Director, PLEXSYS Interface Products, UK
Daz Rawlins OBE is MD of Thales Training and Simulation in the UK. He moved straight into the industry after serving 29 years in the RAF. As a Staff Officer, he specialised in training, capability development, and requirements management. With operational tours in the Falklands Islands, East Timor, Iraq, and Afghanistan, he happily admits the military training he received saved his life on numerous occasions. He’s now passionate about providing next-generation training solutions to support the complex requirements of current and future warfighters.
“Like all good partnerships, this MoU is a great example of the sum being greater than its parts. Ultimately, it’s about fostering an environment for real innovation across the multi-domain training ecosystem, so we can develop the advanced solutions our customers need.”
Daz Rawlins OBE, Managing Director, Thales Training and Simulation
The MoU with THALES in the UK is a significant step for PLEXSYS in the region as it looks to expand its strategic and trusted partnerships. The alliance will enable better training…everyday…to our customers across the globe.
Founded in 1986, PLEXSYS is a modeling and simulation (M&S) software company with 30+ years of delivering Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) training readiness solutions and innovation. We are a 100% employee-owned small business, with more than 200 full-time employees plus part-time consultants in nine states and four foreign countries.