Intific selected by DARPA for tactical project

Intific Inc.'s parent company, Cubic Global Defense (CGD), announced on Monday that the subsidiary has been selected to develop a virtual test bed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). | Courtesy of Intific
Intific Inc.'s parent company, Cubic Global Defense (CGD), announced on Monday that the subsidiary has been selected to develop a virtual test bed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

“Our designers, engineers and researchers at Intific have a proven track record of developing realistic high-end immersive simulations for the military," Bill Toti, president of CGD, said. “We are honored to be selected by DARPA to provide a virtual test bed that aims to leverage advancements in game engines to take testing and concept development to the next level.”

This test bed would be for the DARPA Tactical Technology Office (TTO) and, according to the announcement, it would allow for a testing method that saves on cost and would allow for accurate evaluations of the work of combat support and capability developers. Intific is currently in process of developing and building a prototype system that will also act as a proof of concept. If this proves to be what DARPA is expecting, then development would move toward increasing the scalability and enhancements of the program.

If successful, this project would be worth approximately $5 million over 33 months. The company states that a concept will likely be finished by the end of 2017, to be deployed to the U.S. military.