$10.1M for Air Defense Simulator Facility
Israeli firm BVR Systems recently announced a contract valued at $10.1 million for the provision of an Air Defence Simulator “for an international customer.” Practice with air defense missiles is extremely expensive, due to the costs of both the missiles and the drones. As computing technology has evolved, simulators have become a popular option for honing missile defense skills.
BVR’s Air Defence Simulator facility is re-configurable to support various Short Range Air Defence (SHORAD) weapons, and consists of a high-end graphical display system projected over dual 14 meter diameter dome. Trainees to operate realistic mockups of the SHORAD weapon systems within the domes, while their actions are monitored and reviewed by the instructors. After completion of the scenario, the trainees’ progress to a debriefing session, where a comprehensive review of the exercise is performed featuring an advanced analysis and scoring capability. Dedicated instructor stations and a debriefing auditorium are part of the package.
Command and Control functions can also be tested, and the system enables large scale joint force training scenarios featuring real and virtual air defence and airborne assets. Beyond the ADS system lies a suite live and virtual training systems, such as the Air Defence Embedded Simulator (ADES), Full Mission Fighter Aircraft Simulators, and the EHUD Autonomous Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (AACMI) system that attaches to fighter aircraft.