The concept of simulation based acquisition, SBA, is an instrument for the management of study planning and the process of materiel development. In addition it is a tool for cooperation between users, research bodies and industry, both nationally and internationally. In this case the simulation environment functions as a laboratory environment for the acquisition of future materiel systems by comparing alternatives and assisting the formulation of requirements.
Acquisition studies in a simulated environment offer a tool for the effect-based evaluation of the capability of future systems. Users, industry and research bodies can then meet in an operational environment which can also give the users the possibility of influencing in a practical way the development of new systems with regard both to design and the choice of systems.
The purpose of this work is to support the acquisition and development process through the conduct of simulated operational exercises with models of future systems in relevant scenarios.
The main thrust of the work is to create a powerful tool focused on the development of operational capability, interoperability and increased cost-effectiveness. The ambition is also to create, through the multi-use of existing resources, the necessary conditions for future training and exercise activity.