The Ground Combat Indoor Trainer is a modular and scalable system that can be combined in several configurations to cover Small Arms, Anti-Tank Weapons, and Remote Weapon Systems to match customer requirements and objectives.
The main system features highly realistic weapon replicas, a close-to-real-life virtual environment, high accuracy, and ease of use.
To be well prepared for today’s increasingly complex missions, troops need a continuous training capability to become familiar with their equipment and to develop required skills.
Saab’s Ground Combat Indoor Trainer combines our extensive experiences in live training, weapon replicas, and virtual simulation. The result is a system that covers skills training from an individual level up to a platoon level for small arms, as well as anti-tank and heavy calibre weapons.
Highly accurate and realistic
The system provides highly accurate training in varied scenarios. Sensors monitor the exact handling and skill of the gunner in real time for accurate after action review.
The training weapons are exact replicas with a unique solution for realistic recoil. All types of weapons, from pistols to anti-tank weapons, can be replicated and used.
Close-to-real-life virtual environment
The virtual terrain covers urban, desert and jungle environments, simulating weather conditions and day/night scenarios.
All simulation systems from Saab are prepared for integration into our Integrated Training Environment. Together with the integration of legacy systems, this provides new training values and more efficient use of training assets.
Thanks to Saab's accurate aim point evaluation system, marksmanship training can focus on handling weapons and firing against stationary or moving targets. The virtual environment provides simulation of varying weather conditions at any time of day.
Tactical training can be performed in groups with trainees equipped with various types of weapons. You can also define subgroups with the ability to move around independently in the virtual terrain and to cooperate with other subgroups to accomplish their tasks.
Aim Point Evaluation
A key component in the small arms trainer is the aim point evaluation system. By using high-resolution, high-speed cameras with the ability to detect laser spots from firing weapons projected on the screen, the system makes it possible to evaluate hit, miss and aiming accuracy. The laser spot is a Class 1, eye-safe laser, and is invisible to the naked eye.
Virtual Terrain Database
The terrain database can simulate urban, desert, jungle and sea environments. Saab can also create tailored terrain databases, taking into account specific buildings, roads and other infrastructures, as well as geographical similarities. Additionally, the terrain database contains parameters for season, time of day, and weather conditions. All terrains and models are dynamic and provide realistic behaviour when hit with various ammunitions.
The training weapons are modified originals or replicas made to the exact weight and dimensions of the real weapons. They are fitted with sensors for monitoring the actual status of the weapon, making sure the proper procedure and handling is applied. All weapon types - pistols, assault rifles, sniper rifles, light and heavy machine guns, and others - can be replicated and used.
Recoil is accurately simulated, replicating ammunition jams url , stoppage, last round, and aimpoint throw.
The instructor station facilitates control and management of ongoing exercises. Initially, the instructor defines the scenario in the scenario editor tool, where location of the exercise, blue and red forces, and civilians are defined. The behaviour of the red forces and civilians are controlled by the system’s artificial intelligence. During execution of a scenario, the instructor can intervene with the exercise in real time, change the conditions, and/or add or remove entities. The flow of the exercise is monitored on a 2D map or 3D stealth view in the virtual terrain.
After Action Review
All events in the exercise are recorded for replay and analysis as a part of the After Action Review. The system automatically evaluates the firings and presents statistics on ammunition hits and misses.
The modular projection system can be seamlessly extended to accommodate additional trainee positions. The basic module has a projection area of 2.5 m x 1.9 m, and is compatible with real NVG equipment.