Australia’s Ryan Aerospace has bagged the Small Business of the Year Award in the International Military Training and Simulation (MS&T) awards. The prestigious award recognizes the products, processes and organisations that deliver the sustained innovation and quality products and services in the field of military simulation and training.
“It’s recognition of many years of hard work, persistence and a yearning desire to continue innovating and disrupting traditional training markets,” said Chris Ryan, Managing Director of Ryan Aerospace.
“Face of simulation and training is changing dramatically and the products developed by the company can train helicopter and jet fighter pilots more safely and at a much lower cost,” Chris Ryan said in a statement sent to Defence Star.
Ryan Aerospace specializes in the design, manufacture and through-life support of helicopter simulation training systems and its products are used by the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force and the US Marine Corp, among others.
Chris said the market for such training products has expanded in Europe, Asia and Australia, especially for the new products that use virtual reality and mixed reality technologies.
“We have been working with friends, partners and colleagues all around the world to expand our network, especially Precision Flight Controls and Vertex Solutions based in the US who have helped work in these markets,” Chris Ryan added.
The Australian company was also a finalist in the Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Virtual Reality Application category of the awards, which was won by its partner and colleague Bohemia Interactive.
The award was scheduled to be presented at I/ITSEC, the world’s largest military simulation and training event in Orlando, Florida later this year, however, it is likely that an alternative ceremony would take place.
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RYAN AEROSPACE (Australia) has been in the military simulation business since 2005 and has been a pioneer in low-cost helicopter simulation training using virtual reality and mixed reality systems.
Last year, RYAN AEROSPACE sold 34 HELIMOD Mark III helicopter simulators to the US Army, which are being used for experimental training at Fort Rucker, the world’s largest helicopter training facility.
The company said its products are in use of US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corp, Royal Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky, Australian Army, Australian Navy, Indonesian Navy and Boeing, among others.