CASSIDIAN to modernise air defence training of German Armed Forces

  • New train­ing options for the STINGER dome train­er improv­ing the pro­tec­tion of Ger­man soldiers 
  • Indoor train­ing with vir­tu­al scenarios

STINGER-Dome trainer
The STINGER dome train­er allows air defence sol­diers to be trained under near-real con­di­tions.
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17 May 2011 – Cas­sid­i­an, the defence and secu­ri­ty divi­sion of EADS, will mod­ernise the STINGER air defence train­ing sys­tem of the Ger­man Armed Forces, thus increas­ing the pro­tec­tion of Ger­man sol­diers. Under a con­tract of the Ger­man Fed­er­al Office of Defence Tech­nol­o­gy and Pro­cure­ment (BWB), the com­pa­ny is respon­si­ble for deliv­er­ing a high-per­for­mance pic­ture and sce­nario gen­er­a­tor to be used in the so-called “STINGER dome train­ers” at the Fass­berg und Toden­dorf bases, which are the train­ing cen­tres for the STINGER air defence sys­tem. The STINGER dome train­er is the only indoor sys­tem enabling an inter­ac­tive train­ing of air defence sol­diers in a vir­tu­al 360-degree environment. 

This mod­erni­sa­tion mea­sure involves the imple­men­ta­tion of a new tech­nol­o­gy for pre­sent­ing envi­ron­men­tal and mis­sion sce­nar­ios, thus serv­ing to increase the train­ing oper­a­tion for the STINGER/Fliegerfaust 2 air defence sys­tem. The mod­ernised sys­tem is intend­ed to be put into oper­a­tion at the end of 2011. The core of the mod­erni­sa­tion is a dig­i­tal mul­ti­chan­nel video pro­jec­tion sys­tem which con­sid­er­ably increas­es pre­sen­ta­tion qual­i­ty. It offers com­plete­ly new options for sce­nario and land­scape sim­u­la­tion as well as for the pre­sen­ta­tion of weath­er con­di­tions and mov­ing ele­ments such as smoke, vehi­cles, ene­my forces, etc. 

For train­ing with the STINGER air defence sys­tem the oper­a­tor is pre­sent­ed with a land­scape and mis­sion sce­nario includ­ing ground and aer­i­al tar­gets in a pro­jec­tion dome with a diam­e­ter of 20 metres. The aer­i­al tar­gets are engaged using a weapon simulator. 


Cas­sid­i­an, an EADS com­pa­ny, is a world­wide leader in glob­al secu­ri­ty solu­tions and sys­tems, pro­vid­ing Lead Sys­tems Inte­gra­tion and val­ue-added prod­ucts and ser­vices to civ­il and mil­i­tary cus­tomers around the globe: air sys­tems (air­craft and unmanned aer­i­al sys­tems), land, naval and joint sys­tems, intel­li­gence and sur­veil­lance, cyber secu­ri­ty, secure com­mu­ni­ca­tions, test sys­tems, mis­siles, ser­vices and sup­port solu­tions. In 2010, Cas­sid­i­an – with around 28,000 employ­ees – achieved rev­enues of € 5.9 bil­lion. EADS is a glob­al leader in aero­space, defence and relat­ed ser­vices. In 2010, the Group – com­pris­ing Air­bus, Astri­um, Cas­sid­i­an and Euro­copter – gen­er­at­ed rev­enues of € 45.8 bil­lion and employed a work­force of more than 121,000.

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