Project SPHINX aims to create a Virtual Reality command and control system.
It intends to enable complex multi-domain and multi-dimensional operating environments to be visualised, which will enhance tactical planning.
This enhanced tactical planning using Virtual Reality with real world data is expected to improve situational awareness and decision-making in Defence operations. It enables users to navigate using GPS and geo-spatial map data that is overlaid with real-time situational awareness of ongoing events.
Alongside this, Project SPHINX aims to integrate a Virtual Reality-based training platform to support training at Defence Intelligence training establishments. This would enable trainees to visualise themselves within the operating environment; something they would normally be learning about through traditional means such as PowerPpoint presentations.
A demonstrator is currently being built with industry partner Virtual Reality Artificial Intelligence. Once built, there is potential for Project SPHINX to be combined with other Astra/Defence/Industry initiatives to support enhanced training and decision-making across all operating environments.