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Elbit ICAVS(D) Now In Service With British Army

Interim Combined Arms Virtual Simulation (Deployable) during AWE21 [image via Elbit Systems]

Elbit Systems UK’s Interim Combined Arms Virtual Simulation (Deployable) trainer, or ICAVS(D), is now in service with British Army.

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Press Release, London, 27 April 2022: Elbit Systems UK’s Interim Combined Arms Virtual Simulation (Deployable) ICAVS(D) has entered service with the British Army.

ICAVS(D) is one of the first pathfinder projects for the British Army’s Collective Training Transformation Programme (CTTP), and its delivery to the Army comes upon completion of the customer’s Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) at the end of March. ICAVS(D) succeeded the previous in-service system, the Unit-Based Virtual Trainer (UBVT) on 1st April 2022.

Using the latest high-specification hardware and Defence Virtual Simulation software, ICAVS(D) will deliver immersive virtual tactical training in the Army’s Battlecraft Syllabus to enable units to get the most out of their subsequent live field training exercises. For use by both Regular and Reserve soldiers in the British Army, ICAVS(D) provides the ability to conduct collective training and experimentation at a place and time of the units’ choosing, from vehicle crew level all the way to Combined Arms Sub-Unit. ICAVS(D) will also allow the Army to understand and define its requirements for the Future Collective Training System and the replacement to the UK’s Command and Staff Training (CAST) and the Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (CATT) systems.

The delivery of ICAVS(D) follows Elbit Systems UK’s other major training programmes for the UK MOD: the Joint Fires Synthetic Trainer for the Army; leading Synthetic Training Integration for the Royal Navy’s Project SELBORNE; and the delivery and operation of three types of aircraft through the company’s JV Affinity, for the UK Military Flying Training System.

Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK said: “The delivery and move into service of ICAVS(D) is demonstrative of Elbit Systems UK’s pedigree in delivering advanced training capabilities to the UK Armed Forces. This high-specification and flexible platform will ensure that the reserve and regular units of the Army can continue to develop and maintain operational readiness for a broad range of scenarios.”

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Elbit Systems UK Joint Fires Synthetic Trainer [image via Elbit Systems]

Elbit Systems UK continues to deliver training excellence for UK Armed Forces.

Press Release, London, 26 April 2022: Elbit Systems UK’s Joint Fires Synthetic Trainer (JFST) continues to provide comprehensive training for mounted and dismounted Joint Fires teams and Joint Fires Cells at Armed Forces sites across the UK.

As part of a contract initially awarded in 2019, JFST provides a range of training systems for the individual, team and collective training of personnel responsible for ground and air fires. JFST has delivered simulation systems that are modular and scalable for maximum flexibility in use and built using open architecture to enable quick and cost-efficient updates and upgrades over the systems’ service life.

To date, 8 dismounted systems and one mounted system have been delivered across two Phase 3 Training Establishments, deployed in three locations in Wiltshire and North Yorkshire, with full roll-out of the systems to be expanded nationwide. The systems are primarily in use by Fire Support Teams and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers, the majority of which are from the Royal School of Artillery. At full operational capability, JFST will be deployed to support all three services.

As of Spring 2022, JFST has been used to actively support three Phase 3 training courses run by The Royal Artillery, and user feedback suggests that the capabilities, flexibility and fidelity of JFST has brought a step-change to training in the virtual environment.

JFST represents yet another example of Elbit Systems UK’s contribution to the UK MoD’s major training programmes across all domains; including a contract to deliver the Interim Combined Arms Virtual Simulation (Deployable) ICAVS(D) for regular and reserve troops in the British Army; leading Synthetic Training Integration for the Royal Navy’s Project SELBORNE; and the delivery and operation of three types of aircraft through the company’s subsidiary Affinity, for the UK Military Flying Training System.

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