General Dynamics selects Quantum3D Thermite tactical visual computer for U.S. Marine Corps' expeditionary fighting vehicle embedded training demonstrator

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., 12 March 2007. General Dynamics Land Systems-Amphibious Systems (GDLS-Amphibious Systems) has selected the Quantum3D Thermite tactical visual computer (TVC) Version 2.0 from Quantum3D Inc. -- a provider of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), open-architecture, real-time visual computing solutions -- to support embedded training testing and demonstrations in the U.S. Marine Corps expeditionary fighting vehicle (EFV).

Mar 12th, 2007

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., 12 March 2007. General Dynamics Land Systems-Amphibious Systems (GDLS-Amphibious Systems) has selected the Quantum3D thermite tactical visual computer (TVC) Version 2.0 from Quantum3D Inc. -- a provider of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), open-architecture, real-time visual computing solutions -- to support embedded training testing and demonstrations in the U.S. Marine Corps expeditionary fighting vehicle (EFV).

Designed to replace the USMC's venerable amphibious assault vehicle, the EFV represents the USMC's future primary means of providing tactical mobility for marine rifle squads during amphibious operations and follow-on ground combat operations ashore.

General Dynamics has integrated three Thermite TVC Model 3500 systems into the EFV prototype unit for demonstration and testing of the EFV embedded training concept. Thermite offers PC compatibility, small form factor, low weight, mil-spec ruggedization, support for vehicle power, and of ease of mounting.

Thermite's advanced graphics and computational power will enable the crew to conduct synthetic environment training in vehicles.

"The EFV will conduct some of the most challenging missions in expeditionary warfare," says Ross Q. Smith, Quantum3D president.

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