Leonardo and ST Engineering Antycip team on next-gen digital system

Posted on 10 April, 2024 by Advance 

In line with its corporate digital strategy, Leonardo has signed an agreement with ST Engineering Antycip, which provides virtual reality, simulation, visual displays & engineering services, to develop a customised version of an Image Generator based on the Unreal Engine, an advanced real-time 3D creation tool, provided by Epic Games.

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The partnership is aimed to develop a new simulation and high-performance Image Generator concept for aircraft digital design and pilots training.

The technology approach is based on the extensive use of the digital twin concept design. This includes leveraging cutting-edge technology available in the market, complemented by Leonardo proprietary solutions, for all the components of the digital ecosystem, including gaming technology.

Through Unreal Engine, Leonardo will bring incredible real-time experiences, enabling realistic virtual environments, increasing the number of entities and complexity in the virtual scenario. The technology will integrate with all Leonardo’s training devices, as the full-flight simulators, flight training and procedural training tools and others, with an aim to reach innovative Mixed Reality and Virtual Reality solutions. Furthermore, the software will be a game changer for a set of ongoing advanced developments, like the 'wearable cockpit' in next generation combat and training aircraft.

This latest achievement was possible thanks to the strong cross-business synergies at Leonardo, involving the Aircraft and Leonardo Global Solutions teams in relation to the procurement of the best engineering services for the company.