The new levels of complexity on the battlefield mean that soldiers must be more adaptable, mentally agile, discerning and better trained than ever before. 4GD was established to meet this challenge. Founded in 2016 by a team of ex-Royal Marines, 4GD has identified key gaps in current training capabilities and developed immersive training and simulation systems to best equip soldiers in Dismounted Close Combat.
The company’s Smart Close Combat Facilities are already in use by elite forces on both sides of the Atlantic. These facilities, both deployable and non-deployable, deliver a high tech, immersive and adaptable combat simulation solution; either at home or with a partnered force. An aggregation of four core products, each element has been specifically selected and fine-tuned to deliver the ultimate user experience.
These systems comprise a realistic, reconfigurable, smart facility, providing after-action review. They can also be tailored to meet specific customer requirements.
Drawing on its founders’ military roots and subsequent immersion in the tech sector, 4GD combines military pragmatism and digital, user-centric, technology.
4GD’s Business Development Manager James Crowley said: “We recognise that introducing new high tech systems has become the first solution to most military problems. While taking advantage of the latest technological developments is vital for a superior fighting force, the user must be appropriately prepared and equipped to do so. 4GD is empowering and enhancing the most complex system ever devised: the individual modern soldier.”
At DSEI, 4GD is displaying its capabilities at an innovative Virtual Reality Bar that will demonstrate a virtual training space of 98,000 sq ft (or five times larger than the biggest physical stand at DSEI).