Australia — Vehicle simulators to help train our soldiers

Min­is­ter for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that Defence has signed a con­tract worth $25 mil­lion with Thales Aus­tralia to deliv­er nine addi­tion­al vehi­cle train­ing sim­u­la­tors for Aus­tralian Army crews oper­at­ing the Aus­tralian Light Armoured Vehi­cle (ASLAV).

The Crew Pro­ce­dur­al Train­er sim­u­la­tor pro­vides troops who oper­ate the ASLAV with real­is­tic train­ing across a range of envi­ron­ments, with­out the need to incur the full costs of ASLAV operations. 

These sim­u­la­tors are used by ASLAV crews to refine their pro­ce­dures before they deploy on oper­a­tions,” Mr Clare said. 

Sim­u­la­tion is an increas­ing­ly impor­tant method of train­ing for Defence per­son­nel as com­bat sys­tems become more com­plex. It also increas­es the safe­ty of our troops and reduces fuel usage.” 

The sim­u­la­tors will be assem­bled at the company’s facil­i­ty in Rydalmere, NSW, before being deliv­ered to Army units through­out 2013. The nine addi­tion­al sim­u­la­tors will take the total num­ber ordered by Defence to 18. 

Press release
Min­is­te­r­i­al Sup­port and Pub­lic Affairs,
Depart­ment of Defence,
Can­ber­ra, Australia 

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