Elbit Systems UK has announced an increase in Ministry of Defence funding for their Interim Combined Arms Virtual Simulation (Deployable) (ICAVS(D)). The uplift will mean the Land Warfare Centre will be able to offer more training events to units across the British Army to deal with the high demand for the service. This agreement comes after additional funding was previously secured to deliver a further 10 distributed training events via options in the overarching contract, for the Land Warfare Centre to meet the needs of units with a wide span of command
ICAVS(D) uses the latest high-specification hardware and Defence Virtual Simulation Software (DVS2) to deliver immersive virtual tactical training in the Army’s Battlecraft Syllabus, enabling regular and reserve units to get the most out of subsequent live field training exercises.
“The success of ICAVS(D) over the past year is indicative of the quality of the training it provides to our troops both in the UK and abroad. We look forward to continuing our work with the Land Warfare Centre to maximise ICAVS(D) application across a wide range of units in the British Army”, Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK said.
The announcement follows the successful role out of the programme which has seen almost 100 training events to date this year. ICAVS(D) reached full operational capability in April 2022 and was deployed last November as part of CERBERUS 22, one of the largest Field Army exercises in Europe over the past decade. Other notable uses of ICAVS(D) include its application with British Troops in Estonia as part of Operation CABRIT, where it was used to increase NATO operational readiness. During this time, thousands of personnel have conducted the training, with nearly a thousand personnel receiving the training since April 2023. The amendment to the ICAVS(D) contract is a result of the high-quality training provided to the British Army by Elbit Systems UK’s platform, supported by the Director of the Land Warfare Centre to ensure our service personnel are combat-ready.
Elbit Systems UK Ltd. holds three wholly owned subsidiaries as well as two joint ventures. In total, over 680 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 Project Selborne, MEWSIC Increment 1 and the Joint Fires Synthetic Trainer.