The Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test (IBST) Department is the Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIR) center of excellence and point–of–entry for modeling and simulation of the Battlespace environment. The Department is NAVAIR's lead for the development and creation of synthetic and virtual battlespace environments in support of research, development, testing, training, systems evaluation and experimentation. For large–scale simulations used across an acquisition lifecycle, the department is also the lead for model management, scenario development, interface support, distributed simulation expertise, and Verification, Validation, and Accreditation (VV&A). The IBST Department manages NAVAIR's Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Domain and, as part of the NAVAIR's CIO process, oversees the RDT&E Governance Board.
Each of IBST's four major divisions contain laboratories capable of operating either independently or collaboratively to provide complete test and evaluation of aircraft and weapons systems. IBST has the unique ability to reduce program risk by creating complex battlespace environments where concepts, hardware and warfighters can be immersed into the missions of the future.
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