26 Juli 2011
ASLAV simulator (photo : Thales)
Vehicle simulators to help train our soldiers
Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that Defence has signed a contract worth $25 million with Thales Australia to deliver nine additional vehicle training simulators for Australian Army crews operating the Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV).
The Crew Procedural Trainer simulator provides troops who operate the ASLAV with realistic training across a range of environments, without the need to incur the full costs of ASLAV operations.
“These simulators are used by ASLAV crews to refine their procedures before they deploy on operations,” Mr Clare said.
“Simulation is an increasingly important method of training for Defence personnel as combat systems become more complex. It also increases the safety of our troops and reduces fuel usage.”
The simulators will be assembled at the company’s facility in Rydalmere, NSW, before being delivered to Army units throughout 2013. The nine additional simulators will take the total number ordered by Defence to 18.