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John Cockerill Defense to Supply AGUERIS Tank Training Simulators to Indonesian Army


John Cockerill Defense to Supply AGUERIS Tank Training Simulators to Indonesian Army

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Polygonjournal reported that John Cockerill Defense has recently signed a contract with PT Pindad Enjiniring Indonesia (a subsidiary of PT PINDAD) to supply training simulators for the Indonesian Army. AGUERIS, a subsidiary of John Cockerill Defense France, will develop and manufacture cabin simulators for the training of armored vehicle crews. These are Harimau” medium-type tank vehicles equipped with the C3105 turret (105mm) from John Cockerill Defense. The simulators will be of the Cabin type mounted on a motion platform, allowing the training of the Harimau vehicle pilot and the C3105 turret crew in high-fidelity conditions and excellent representation of the local environment.

Kaplan MT / Harimau is a lightweight tank jointly developed by Turkish manufacturer FNSS and Indonesian manufacturer PT Pindad. The tank is officially classified as Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT). The tank is called Kaplan MT by Turkey and Harimau by Indonesia. Meaning of both Kaplan and Harimau is Tiger. The MMWT is equipped with a Cockerill CT-CV 105HP (High Pressure) 105 mm rifled gun manufactured by John Cockerill, with the barrel mounting a bore evacuator and thermal jacket. The turret is equipped with an autoloader and can be rotated 360 degrees both electronically and mechanically, with a maximum elevation/depression of 42 up to -10 degrees, and it’s equipped with Gyro Stabilizer and Firing Control System. It’s also equipped with an IFF system, Hunter Killer System for target selection, and Auto Target Locking System to assist the Gunner.

FNSS-PINDAD KAPLAN (Harimau) MT Modern Medium Weight Tank
FNSS-PINDAD KAPLAN (Harimau) MT Modern Medium Weight Tank

This new success comes on top of last year’s SERKET program in France, won by AGUERIS as a co-contractor, which consists of supplying all the new generation training simulators required for the Scorpion Programme to the French Army. This project will also allow AGUERIS to strengthen its presence in the military land simulation markets in Asia and to offer an even more efficient service to its customers. AGUERIS is a French Company, subsidiary of John Cockerill Defense France, based in the Paris area. The company is a renowned specialist in the production of innovative, efficient simulators designed for technical and tactical weapon systems training (e.g. for tank turrets) at an individual, group, unit, squad, or regiment level.

Generic virtual simulators destined for training in firing are based on the concept of immersion in a virtual cockpit. Training destined for the crew (commander, gunner) or for the driver. These simulators are adaptable and can accommodate several systems: a simulator can move from one weapons system to another. A single simulator thus enables training on several systems. Thanks to the on-board operational training solutions of Agueris®, the real vehicle or the real turret can themselves become the simulator. The simulation system is connected to the physical equipment in a hangar, and the crew trains within its real environment and using the existing controls. Apart from simulators, Agueris® also provides end users with the possibility of raising their powers of simulation thanks to its teams dedicated to the support, maintenance and assistance.

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