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27 November 2015

I/ITSEC 2015: Innovative Simulation and Training Solutions for an Ever-Changing Security Environment by Rheinmetall

Rheinmetall will be on hand at I/ITSEC 2015 in Orlando (on booth 2601) with a wide array of innovative solutions for simulation and training. The focus this year is on live simulation. Among other things, the Simulation & Training business unit of Rheinmetall Defence Electronics is presenting its versatile LEGATUS live training technology.

An important driver is the changing global security landscape,” Ulrich Sasse, Managing Director of Rheinmetall Defence Electronics, President, Simulation and Training Division, explained to MT. “When it comes to training, armed forces all over the world are focusing more and more on mobility, foreign deployments and joint operations. Rheinmetall already anticipated this trend several years ago, launching products and services that meet these requirements, including a mobile combat training centre solution in its LEGATUS product line, a deployable set of joint tactical training cubicles known as ANTARES and the Group’s total ship training concept.”

LEGATUS is a perfect example of Rheinmetall’s approach to developing forward-looking live simulation technology: Tough, independent and smart. Tough because it stands up to the most punishing operating environments. Independent because wireless and mobile training solutions are not dependent on fixed training ground infrastructure. Smart because they employ intelligent solutions for effective, highly realistic training with state-of-the-art technology.

Visitors to I/ITSEC can also learn more about the Group’s other made-to-measure, high-performance solutions like the Command and Staff Training System OSIRIS, the cockpit procedure and maintenance trainer ASTERION (on display), the Cargo Hold Trainer Enhanced (CHT-E) for A400M military transport aircraft, and the flight simulator for the Royal Thai Army’s Bell 212 helicopters.

For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #12/2015, available at I/ITSEC on booth #453; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.
The core elements of the LEGATUS system include state-of-the-art communications technology and laser engagement simulators. Every participant in live training operations - from individual soldiers to main battle tanks - is equipped with laser sensors, transmitters and compact data transmission device. This device features a GPS satellite receiver that constantly transmits information concerning the position and status of each participant to the exercise control centre. (Photos: Rheinmetall)