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Elbit Systems UK, as the prime contractor, together with QuantaDyn Corporation, has recently completed delivery of a mobile Close Air Support (CAS) and joint fires simulator to the British Army. Built as a bespoke solution to satisfy specific requirements, the Joint Fires Mobile Trainer (JFMT) is now in active service with the Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) and Fire Support Teams (FST) of the 1st Artillery Brigade.

The JFMT successfully underwent accreditation by the UK Joint Air Land Organisation (JALO) in August 2018, meeting all US and NATO requirements to deliver simulated CAS training. The JFMT is accredited to simulate all controls currently allowable (types 1, 2, and 3, Full Motion Video, Rotary Wing, Night/IR, Remote Observer and Laser Target Designation).

Also available as a standalone system, in this contract the JFMT is supplied as a fully-serviced training package, all contained within a 20ft trailer able to be rapidly deployed and recovered. The system comprises a trainee station, an instructor/operator station (IOS) and a pilot station console. Visuals are provided within a high-resolution dome configuration coupled with a powerful and intuitive Computer Generated Force (CGF) and Semi-Autonomous Force (SAF) application. Image generation is multi-spectral, allowing use of in-service night vision devices in conjunction with a range of emulated equipment, such as laser designators, radios and binoculars providing trainees with a high fidelity “train as you fight” experience. The service is managed, delivered and maintained by a highly experienced team of ex-military subject matter experts.

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,” commented ELBIT Systems UK CEO, Martin Fausset.

Inside the Elbit/QuantaDyn JFMT. (Photo: Elbit Systems)

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