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4GD to exhibit ACIES Integrated Realities at DSEI 2021

4GD, close combat immersive technology specialists, will be showcasing their innovative new solutions at DSEI 2021. Taking place at London’s ExCel Centre between 14-17 September, the veteran-run, UK based company will be part of the Brigantes stand H1-480, in the exhibition’s Security Zone.

Integrated Realities

4GD will exhibit their flagship SmartFacility® solution in the form of a mini-Close Quarters Battle (CQB) lane along with a SimStriker smart target dummy which can record hits from non-ballistic ammunition. The CQB lane will also be equipped with a sample of ACIES IntegratedRealities, a synthetic environment that seamlessly brings together the physical and digital worlds.


While linked to the SmartFacility®, ACIES IntegratedRealities will reflect actions taken in the physical CQB lane into a digital environment, so the SimStriker also appears as the avatar of an enemy combatant to anyone with a portal to the virtual world. Therefore, when the target is engaged in the real-world and drops, the avatar will also be neutralised and anyone viewing its virtual representation will see this.


ACIES was launched as a revolutionary new product in January 2021 alongside ECFECTUS, a tactical performance data collection system. Together, the two solutions aim to extend the range of capabilities that 4GD’s SmartFacility® can offer and drive further performance improvements in close combat training.


DSEI visitors will be invited to wear 4GD’s motion tracking kit, enter the CQB lane equipped with a UTM weapon and clear it from a hostile target. Outside of the range, viewers will be able to see their progress in a synthetic tactical UAS feed. This will also be available on replay afterwards.


Whilst full functionality can only be provided in a fully enabled SmartFacility®, the 4GD team will be available to field questions and elaborate on the exciting opportunities ACIES unlocks. Visitors with an interest in Mortars, Snipers, UAS or any combined arms, will be welcome to explore how 4GD, and their partners D3A, can build these into a joint physical/synthetic battlefield.


As is customary at DSEI, 4GD will also host refreshments at the end of each day. Join 4GD at the Brigantes stand, H1-480.