An Advanced Simulation and Training Platform

Meta’s Immersive Synthetics (MIS) is developing industry-leading technology for ultimate fidelity military flight simulation and training.

The newly launched NOR platform is an ambitious simulation platform developed specifically for accessible, affordable military training in all tactical environments and domains. NOR is based on the game engine UnrealEngine®. 

By adapting this well-recognized, powerful software, MIS is able to capitalize on the rapidly advancing technology demanded in the consumer-driven gaming space.

While game engines are great starting points, they are not ready “out of the box” for large scale, high-fidelity simulation. MIS is exploiting the extant capabilities of UnrealEngine® by augmenting them to include:

  • Simulated solar system-scale interactions
  • An entire WGS84 ellipsoidal earth coordinate system
  • Interoperability with other simulation platforms, including DIS, CIGI, HLA
  • A procedurally generated world built on multiple layers of data, such as:
    • Elevations
    • Satellite imagery
    • Road networks
    • Electrical grids

MIS’s sophisticated simulation framework enables full systems and flight-modeling. The physics based NOR platform can integrate seamlessly with OFP and third-party software.


By building data-based terrain, NOR can render both photo-realistic environments and authentic sensor modeling, in which sensors can query the terrain for heat, texture, reflectivity and other physical properties needed for tactical-grade realism.


Historically, customers could expect either realistic simulation or realistic visualization. The data-centric approach taken by NOR enables MIS to offer our customers an authentically rendered tactical environment with which they can realistically interact.


Joint Terminal Attack Controller Trainer

The JTACT is a natural addition to the expanding suite of NOR training simulators. The high cost of flying modern combat aircraft has placed a premium on realistic,  affordable training for JTACs and Forward Air Controllers.


The NOR-based solution created by MIS integrates pilot training via ATT  with FAC/JTAC training via JTACT. Now, through the NOR platform pilots and controllers can train together – the simulator networks pilots and controllers in a high-fidelity operational environment. JTACs and pilots will have to combat foliage, smoke, haze, dust, darkness, rain and a capable, determined adversary in a high stress combat environment.

The lightweight NOR training system can also be brought along to the theater of operations. Close Air Support can be rehearsed before high-risk missions, in the same terrain and with the same conditions likely to be encountered during the real mission. Using NOR, the  probability of mission success will be maximized.


 Air Tactics Trainer

ATT is the first simulation module being developed by MIS for NOR. The first iteration is based on the F-16 block 50, but any modern aircraft can be simulated in the environment. MIS can flexibly integrate the NOR simulation and flight modeling with existing third-party simulators.

With ATT, the customer gets a high-fidelity trainer with high availability at a fraction of the cost of acontemporary simulator. Instead of sharing one or, at best, a few simulators within a squadron,every pilot can have theirown networked, virtual reality-based Air Tactics Trainer.

With NOR and its ATT module, MIS has created a distributed, networked simulator designed tooptimize actual mission effectiveness. ATT is available,affordable,and realistic; it provides end-toend mission simulation with authentic sensor system and environment replication. Our aim for ourcustomer to fight the way they have trained–successfully.

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