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Calian Group Ltd. has announced the acquisition of Canadian-based SimFront, effective immediately, in an agreement valued at up to CDN$15M. Calian and SimFront have a 15-year collaborative relationship with the Canadian Department of National Defence. During this period, the SimFront Virtual Command and Control Interface (VCCI) tool suite has served in support of simulation-to-Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) integration/interoperability and After-Action Review (AAR). The VCCI tool suite, combined with Calian MaestroEDE™, will now enable Calian to provide end-to-end military training and simulation capabilities and pursue new opportunities with customers seeking integration and immersive training support.

SimFront integration and augmented/virtual/mixed reality solutions elevate Calian capabilities in this area. SimFront customers include the Canadian Navy and Army, the UK Ministry of Defence and customers in the Asia Pacific region. Their simulation-to-C4ISR integration expertise and solutions support, and strengthen, decision-making, performance and readiness of tactical commanders and staff in operational environments.

In addition, SimFront is also involved in immersive training simulations for the healthcare and oil & gas industries having been developing simulation software since 2013. These simulations are expected to improve employee safety and performance against identified tasks.