ThoroughTec to Demonstrate Advanced Training Capabilities at Land Forces 2016
ThoroughTec Simulation is ready to show off their next generation of Driver and Tactical Crew Training Simulators for Infantry Combat Vehicles. The company will be demonstrating these systems at Land Forces 2016 in Adelaide, Australia from 6-8 September.
“We’re serious about providing our customers with the latest in advanced simulation technology for armoured fighting vehicle crews and Land Forces is the perfect platform to demonstrate our capabilities,” says David Cooke, Regional Vice President for Military at ThoroughTec. The company has extensive experience in this niche market and even played a role in developing the current Crew Procedural Trainers for Australia’s ASLAV vehicles. Elsewhere in the region, they are currently developing a Tactical Crew Training Simulator for a Southeast Asian country’s new Infantry Combat Vehicle (ICV).
These relatively low cost, high-quality simulators represent the culmination of almost three decades of AFV simulator design. “Generally, our clients are committed to maintaining conventional, mechanised warfare skills despite the prevailing emphasis on low-intensity operations,” says Cooke. “It is now widely accepted that simulation offers an ideally cost effective and highly efficient means of keeping armoured formations honed in the complex and costly art of high-mobility, mechanised operations.”
“It is now widely accepted that simulation offers an ideally cost effective and highly efficient means of keeping armoured formations honed in the complex and costly art of high-mobility, mechanised operations”
In addition to their, highly customisable Tactical Crew Training Simulators, ThoroughTec will also be demonstrating one of their latest, modular Driver Training Simulators for large trucks, this one deployed in an easily transportable containerised system. “CYBERWAR caters for a wide range of military equipment, not just combat vehicles,” says Cooke.
ThoroughTec’s high-fidelity simulators integrate exhaustively researched vehicle, weapon and sensor performance models with ultra-realistic instruments and controls, to authentically replicate the AFV operational experience and completely immerse trainee vehicle crews in an ultra-realistic 3D virtual environment.
“Trainees will enter a ‘world’ where they will need to apply all of their procedural and tactical knowledge in order to ‘survive’, let alone ‘win’. The AI-Enemy is pretty unforgiving, so the crew really need to know their business and function as a cohesive team to have any hope of getting through the exercises.” says Richard Bellengere, head of operations at ThoroughTec. He goes on to add, “Considering the cost, risk and therefore limitations of traditional, live-fire training, our simulators promise to enhance both the efficiency and effectiveness of operator training programmes, delivering highly proficient operators at a fraction of the cost of traditional training methods.”
With over 25 years’ experience developing advanced operator training simulators for the global military and mining sectors, ThoroughTec has become a world leader in virtual, interactive simulation for vehicle crew training. The CYBERWAR range of simulators is built to the highest standards of military system engineering at ThoroughTec’s state-of-the-art, ISO9001 facility.