Mobile CAS and Joint Fires Simulator Delivered to the British Army by Elbit Systems UK

LONDON, UK ( – Yesterday (24th January 2019) Elbit Systems UK Ltd. (Elbit Systems UK or ESUK) announced that a mobile Close Air Support (CAS) and joint fires simulator has been delivered to the British Army by the company as the prime contractor together with QuantaDyn Corporation, learned

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The CEO of Elbit Systems UK, Martin Fausset, said, “We are proud to have been selected by the UK MoD to supply a mobile training simulator for JTACs and FSTs, providing a valuable capability for the British Army. In doing so we bring an operationally proven capability and technological edge into the UK, adapting it for use and delivering it together with our local partners.”

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The Joint Fires Mobile Trainer (JFMT) is developed as a bespoke solution and now it is in active service with the Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) and Fire Support Teams (FSTs) of the 1st Artillery Brigade.

Caption of ESUK JTAC and FST training simulator | Photo credit: Elbit Systems UK

In August last year the JFMT was successfully accredited by the United Kingdom Joint Air Land Organisation (JALO) when it met all United States and NATO requirements for providing simulated CAS training. The accreditation of the Joint Fires Mobile Trainer covers simulation of all currently allowable controls (types 1, 2, and 3, Full Motion Video, Rotary Wing, Night/IR, Remote Observer and Laser Target Designation).

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The JFMT is available for purchase as a standalone system. However, under the above agreement, it is delivered as a completely serviced training package, all contained within a versatile 20ft trailer able to be deployed and recovered by vehicles within a short time. The system includes an IOS (instructor/operator) station, a trainee station, as well as a pilot station console. Visuals feature a high resolution dome configuration in combination with a powerful and intuitive CGF (Computer Generated Force) and SAF (Semi-Autonomous Force) application. The Image Generation is multi-spectral and allows use of in-service Night Vision Devices together with laser designators, radios and binoculars that offer trainees an experience of the type “train as you fight”. The service is managed, delivered and maintained by a team of ex-military subject matter specialists.

About ESUK

ESUK holds 4 wholly-owned subsidiaries and 2 joint ventures and offers services in the defence, aerospace and rail sectors. Both joint ventures were established for the purposes of the Watchkeeper programme for the British Army and to support and supply three fleets of aircraft under the UKMFTS (UK MOD Military Flying Training System) programme.

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems is an international high technology company headquartered in Israel. It operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, C4ISR, unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems.

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Source: Elbit Systems UK