Elbit Systems UK has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to develop and provide artillery and mortar training simulators. The Interim Indirect Fire Simulation (IIDFS) will be provided to the Royal School of Artillery (RSA) at Larkhill, the Combined Arms Manoeuvre School (CAMS) at Warminster and the Collective Training Group (CTG) at training locations in the UK and abroad. Elbit Systems UK will develop, produce and integrate simulators for the British Army’s 81mm mortars and 105mm Light Gun, providing simulated ammunition and a unique, high technology interface for live communication between instructors and military personnel.
“The wide range of Elbit Systems UK’s innovative training solutions in use with the British Armed Forces is testament to our ongoing commitment to research, spiral development and the transfer of advanced technological capabilities. We continue to develop and adapt advanced training solutions to provide UK service personnel with the best possible preparation for the range of threats they face today,” Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK said.
Supported by Elbit Systems UK’s unique open architecture the systems will allow for simultaneous individual and collective training of military personnel. Elbit Systems UK will also provide ongoing training and technical support throughout the three-year programme. This contract awarded by the UK Ministry of Defence builds on Elbit Systems UK’s existing array of advanced training and simulation systems deployed to the British Army, and will also leverage the experience of its subcontractor, Van Halteren Technologies, from the Netherlands, who have already delivered similar systems globally. The contract will create and sustain jobs across Elbit Systems UK sites, and its supply chain.
Elbit Systems UK Ltd. holds three wholly owned subsidiaries as well as two joint ventures. In total, over 600 personnel are employed by the Elbit Systems UK companies in the UK, in high tech roles in the defence, aerospace and rail sectors. The two joint ventures were formed in order to deliver the Watchkeeper programme for the British Army and to supply and support three fleets of aircraft within the UK MOD Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) programme. Elbit Systems UK is an established supplier to the UK Armed Forces, participating in several major Defence programmes such as MEWSIC Increment 1 and the Joint Fires Synthetic Trainer.