The U.S. Air Force held a workshop earlier this month to foster collaboration with the use of modeling-based development methods.
TheÂ Weapons Digital Enterprise Workshop commenced Dec. 9 at Eglin Air Force Base and aimed toÂ fortify the relationship between the service branch and digital defense organizations, USAF said Monday.
Experts from theÂ Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and theÂ Air Force Research Laboratory formed theÂ Eglin AFB Modeling and Simulation Consortium, a group that advocates for the use of digital twins in systems testing.
Digital twins are virtual representations of weapon systems. Operators model digital twins to virtually test the performance and outcomes of systems.
Consortium members highlighted strategies to applyÂ digital engineering to weapons development, with a focus on autonomous technologies.
âThis was a very productive forum, and I look forward to reviewing the teamâs detailed plans and recommendations as we move to transform the future of weapons acquisitions and further integrate our Team Eglin enterprise,â said Col. Garry Haase, who leads AFRLâs Munitions Directorate.