BAE Systems has renewed its partnership with British startup Hadean to provide improved military training solutions to U.K. military customers, ADS Advance reported. Hadean provides a platform for the creation, curation and delivery of connected immersive experiences.
Under the collaboration first signed in 2022, BAE integrated the artificial intelligence-enabled Hadean Platform for Defence with other partner systems to create a single synthetic environment for training in the air, land, sea, cyber and space domains under the company’s Project OdySSEy platform.
BAE demonstrated the capability resulting from Project OdySSEy during a proof-of-concept trial in March, ending the first phase of the technology development initiative. The project has transitioned to the second phase, which will run through March 2024, to advance the creation of the synthetic environment.
Hadean CEO Craig Beddis said extending the collaboration will ensure the U.K. armed forces will receive the necessary training to increase their readiness in facing challenges in operational environments.
At the LIMA 2023 defense exhibition, former Royal Air Force chief Andy Pulford, who is now BAE Systems’ senior military adviser, told European Security & Defence that the company is discussing Project OdySSEy with entities outside the United Kingdom.