Eurosatory: CMI Defence networks embedded and external simulation systems
June 17th 2014
In addition to its renowned and expanding Cockerill Weapon Systems range, CMI Defence offers a family of networkable, flexible, training and simulation systems. CMI Defence’s solutions come in three configurations: static systems, embedded turret simulators and mobile simulation systems. Now in service, CMI Defence’s simulation solutions offer infinitely variable interactive scenarios and advanced post-action reviews and analysis. At Eurosatory 2014, CMI Defence demonstrates the networking of its different systems in order to simultaneously train multiple crews within the same virtual environment.
Training operational units in the correct use of their equipment. Practicing intervention procedures. Preparation for, and conduct of, operations. Help with tactical decision-making. All of these are fundamental requirements for armed forces. CMI Defence, the world leader in flexible, high-power weapon systems for light and medium weight armoured vehicles, cost-effectively satisfies these requirements through new modular simulation devices for its weapon systems.
Based on the intensive use of COTS solutions, CMI Defence’s training and simulation systems are high-performance tools that offer diverse interactive scenarios and advanced post-action review and analysis. CMI Defence’s philosophies have been realised in a family of flexible tools that are readily adaptable to meet the individual needs of real-world Users. Recent developments have removed historical boundary limitations and the respective simulation systems can now be fully integrated. This combination removes training area restrictions and enables the deployment of mobile simulation-based training systems.
CMI Defence’s turrets and weapon systems use a common basic electronic and computing system, with which CMI Defence’s simulation systems are easily networked. The advantages of this ability to connect and disconnect CMI Defence’s various combat systems with a virtual training environment are clearly demonstrated at Eurosatory 2014, where CMI Defence is showing two of its training and simulation products applied to the Cockerill LCTS 90MP turret hardware. A Turret Embedded System is networked to an external PC-based simulation system. This use of operational hardware within the simulation system gives very high realism for the turret crew, increases the adaptability of the training system, and increases the scope of training objectives. This is further demonstrated at Eurosatory 2014 on the Vulcain stand, where CMI Defence has connected an ‘Embedded’ Cockerill LCTS 90MP turret to an extensive third-party simulation network. Up to five (5) other simulators are connected to the Cockerill LCTS 90MP Embedded Simulator system to enable multi-arms training (including infantry & helicopter support within the same scenario).
The networking of embedded turret hardware within a scalable, flexible and highly effective computer simulation system permits CMI Defence to significantly increase the cost-effectiveness of training and the operational effectiveness of a Force.
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