Colom­bian marines pro­cure tac­ti­cal weapon sim­u­la­tors

SP's MAI - - SIMULATION -

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.

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