About the Awards

The MS&T Industry Simulation & Training Awards is an annual awards program that recognizes companies within the international defense simulation & training industry for consistently providing technologies, services and solutions that best prepare military forces to achieve their mission. These companies’ products help servicemembers of all types – air, land and sea – to prepare for deployment, as well as train and rehearse for missions in theater. 

Planning for the 2018 awards has already begun with consideration of new award categories to recognize companies for excellence, but also individuals and military units or commands for their contributions to our community in training and simulation, past and present.

Award Ribbons

Based primarily on the applications, MS&T editors selected companies that have made the most meaningful contributions in the industry, which will be further recognized with the following achievement awards.

A BLUE ribbon signifies a company leads the industry with innovative solutions. 
A RED ribbon denotes a company involved with or spearheading
a program that is revolutionizing training. 
A YELLOW ribbon designates a company that is quickly rising in the industry and is considered
A GREEN ribbon indicates the company leads the industry in international sales, reach, and distribution.

Our History

For more than 30 years, MS&T Magazine has been the leading simulation and training publication for the global defense industry. The 2017 awards are the first to be presented by MS&T magazine after it's acquisition of Military Training International magazine in January 2017. MTI previously known as MT2, had a 15 year history of publishing the awards which had been deemed the "Top Companies" list. MS&T will carry on the tradition of designating awards to companies for achievements in providing products and solutions that focus on making military forces around the world mission ready.

How are winners selected?

Companies are selected for the MS&T Industry Simulation & Training Awards listing by our highly experienced international editorial team. Similar to previous award program years, companies were requested to self-nominate by completing a thorough application. MS&T staff sent application links to over 550 companies within the defense simulation & training community. Using primarily the submitted information, plus their own knowledge of the industry and its programs, the editorial team then convened to select potential awardees and evaluate the various categories before compiling the final selections.

How can I join next year’s awards?

Contact MS&T Magazine.

How can I subscribe to the magazine?

MS&T magazine is available in digital + print formats, and is published six times per year. To subscribe to the magazine click here.

How can I request an update to my listing?

MS&T staff members will be happy to help you with this. 

Companies headquartered in North America
Holly Foster

Companies headquartered in Rest of the World
Stephen Reed