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.

About CASSIDIAN (www.cassidian.com)

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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Contact:
Lothar Belz Tel.: +49 (731) 392.3681
lothar.belz@cassidian.com

Source:
CASSIDIAN (www.cassidian.com)

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