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Nova Technologies Chooses Havok’s Simulation Development Framework as Core Technology for PEO STRI’s Call for Fire Trainer (CFFT) Program

Havok™, a leading provider of real-time simulation development and 3D visualization technology announces today that its simulation framework is serving as the core image generation technology for the U.S. Army’s Call for Fire Trainer (CFFT) III program being developed by Nova Technologies, a premier provider of high quality simulation training programs. The development process has integrated the Havok capability with the Joint Fires Product Line (JFPL) framework, a simulation architecture managed by the Program Manager for Special Operations Forces Training Systems (PM STS). JFPL is formed around standards such as the Common Image Generator Interface (CIGI), High Level Architecture (HLA) and Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS).

The advanced observer training of the CFFT III program requires the use of high fidelity image generation technology to create virtual battlefields in which Forward Observer personnel can train in call-for-fire missions. Nova Technologies is currently utilizing Havok’s simulation framework as key technology for the program to deliver high fidelity, physics-enabled image generation capabilities including destructive reactions and kinematic responses.

“Havok’s extended feature set provides a broad spectrum of unique capabilities that will enable us to address specific requirements, such as the reuse of existing content from government sources for the program in order to provide highly immersive simulation training,” said Buddy Black, President of Nova Technologies. “Since the kickoff of the program, Havok’s support team has been great at helping us ensure we get the most out of the technology to deliver highly immersive training capabilities on time and on budget.”

“It has been an extremely rewarding experience working with Nova Technologies and their highly capable engineering team during their development of the CFFT program. We are proud of what was accomplished in such a short time with a combination of Havok’s extensive experience in physics and high fidelity 3D visuals and Nova’s technology architecture and extensive hardware integration experience,” said Cory Kumm, Director of Military & Simulation at Havok. “With the hard work and cooperation of both Havok and Nova’s engineering teams, Nova is able to create the CFFT III training program using cutting edge technology for incredible interactive realism all on time and on budget even with the current industry challenges.”

CFFT III will support basic through advanced-level training, including forward observer (FO) tasks and procedures and mission planning. It also trains FO personnel with management of Artillery, Mortars, Close Air Support (CAS), and Naval Gunfire. The CFFT III training solution integrates Semi-Automated Forces (SAF) systems along with the use of Simulated Military Equipment (SME). Initial deliveries of CFFT III are scheduled for 1QCY14.

Havok and Nova Technologies will be part in the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2013 in Orlando, Florida from December 2nd through December 5th. Capabilities and results of the development process for the image generation system for CFFT III are being showcased at Havok’s booth #859 and are being demonstrated in a CFFT III system configuration in Nova Technologies’ booth, #629. The demonstrations in booth #859 utilize Immersive Display’s panoramic, multi-display dome that was calibrated using Scalable Display’s projector blending software. The CFFT III Mobile Team Trainer baseline is being demonstrated in booth #629, which utilizes a portable configuration of the same technology being presented in Havok’s booth #859.

For more information on Havok’s simulation technologies, visit www.havoksimulation.com.
For more information on Nova Technologies, visit: www.novatechnologies.com.
More information about Nova Technologies’ use of Havok’s simulation framework can be found at www.physionIG.com.

About Havok

Havok™, an Intel® company, was founded in 1998 and is a leading provider of simulation and 3D visualization technologies. With a dedicated business division to serve the military and simulation industry, and close collaborations with leading technology partners in the space, Havok strives to deliver best-in-class solutions, support, and professional services and ensure the success of simulation projects for its customers and partners. With over 13 years serving the commercial games arena, Havok is battle-hardened and well adept to accommodating the most demanding technology requirements. Havok’s portfolio of technologies are fully scalable and optimized for performance to allow integrators to develop interactive, high-fidelity simulation environments in less time, with less risk, and at a lower cost than virtually any other alternative method. Havok has offices in the U.S., Ireland, Germany and Asia.

About Nova Technologies

Nova Technologies an Employee-Owned Engineering Company, was founded in 1997 and is a leading provider of a full spectrum of engineering service support and system delivery to the military and a variety of user communities. Focused on providing high-quality performance and warfighter-centered systems, Nova Technologies integrates the stakeholders into the process and supplies tailored support and systems to meet the customer’s needs. Nova Technologies integrates with both large and small business partners to provide the right technology to meet the functional needs of the end user. Nova Technologies is introducing a product utilizing the Havok™ simulation framework under the name “physion™“.

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