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ExCeL Exhibition Centre, London – General Dynamics Land Systems–UK will deliver a comprehensive state-of-the-art training solutions package for the British Army as part of the AJAX programme. These solutions, in particular the immersive Crew Turret Trainer (CTT) and the AJAX Desk Top Trainer (DTT) are showcased at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI).
Alongside the delivery of 589 AJAX platforms to the British Army, General Dynamics Land Systems–UK will supply a range of training solutions that maximise the use of simulation to reduce cost of ownership and burden on live platforms.
The training solutions will cover Gunnery and Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR), Driver Procedure and Maintenance, and Level 2/3 Maintenance. Initially, these training solutions will support ‘Train the Trainer’ activities before supporting Conversion and Steady State courses by the British Army.
Key elements of the training solutions being delivered include:
Kevin Connell, vice president of General Dynamics Land Systems–UK, said: “In partnership with our UK-based supply chain, General Dynamics Land Systems–UK is delivering an innovative suite of fully-immersive training solutions to the British Army in a cost-effective manner. This training enables the British Army to maximise the use of the first fully-digitised fleet of vehicles across all environments on future operations.”
The range of AJAX variants will allow British Army ‘Strike Brigades’ to conduct sustained, expeditionary, full-spectrum and network-enabled operations with a reduced logistics footprint. They will operate in combined-arms and multinational situations across a wide-range of future operating environments.
About General Dynamics UK
General Dynamics United Kingdom (General Dynamics UK) has two primary lines of business: Land Systems and Mission Systems. General Dynamics UK works in partnership with the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) providing the nation’s primary land capabilities including, amongst others, Bowman, the British Armed Forces tactical communications programme, and AJAX, the replacement for the British Army’s reconnaissance vehicle fleet. The company also delivers avionics equipment used in rotary and fixed wing platforms, highly integrated mission and video management systems, flexible stores management systems, data link processing and video and data recorders for UK and international customers.