Colombian marines procure tactical weapon simulators
Laser Shot, in collaboration with the Programme Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Division, has been awarded a contract valued at $9,44,000 for the delivery and installation of tactical weapons simulators (TWS) to provide firearms training for the Colombian Marines. The TWS have been installed at a naval training base in Colombia.
In a co-ownership, the Colombian Navy and Marines needed to find a better way to train their personnel in a more cost effective manner, while still providing an excellent standard of military training. Colombian Marines wanted to focus on individual and collective training efforts towards marksmanship and tactical skill sets.
The contract will provide the Colombian Marines TWS systems with 40’ and 20’ wide screens for tactical and marksmanship training using virtual imagery walls that provide visual immersion into a combat or marksmanship environment. The system includes an array of Laser Shot’s marksmanship and judgemental training courseware as well as Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS2) for tactical training. The training courseware allows multiple options to include: training data for record, adapting to training skill level, building custom training scenarios, instructor ability to control tactical environments, etc. For use with the TWS systems, Laser Shot will be fabricating and fitting custom Galil rifle laser recoil kits enabling Marines to train with their primary service rifle. Additional training weapons include inert (non-recoil), simulated recoil weapons and recoil kits for the M9 Beretta and the M4 Carbine assault rifle.