The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) have awarded Elbit Systems a $107 million contract to supply advanced tank training platforms for the Israeli Armed Corps.
Elbit will provide main battle tank simulation and training centers to upskill Israeli commanders and troops in the service’s regular and reserve units.
Work for the program includes operation and maintenance services for the centers.
The contract will run for three years with an option for an additional 15 years for related services.
“We are proud to support the IDF’s efforts to elevate its tank training to the next level,” Elbit Systems CEO and President Bezhalel Machlis said.
“Armed Forces around the world are redesigning their training capabilities seeking to increase readiness while improving efficiency at the same time. This contract award underlines our leading position in this area.”
Elbit’s Simulation and Training Centers
The future simulation and training centers will assist combined arms companies to train in operational intelligence, logistics, and combat support.
It will run through IDF’s cloud using Elbit’s open architecture OneSim simulation software.
The platforms will include realistic models of trainer turrets and drivers alongside the tank’s operational sub-systems and corresponding armaments.
Trainees will be presented with a common synthetic environment that features real-life scenarios on the battlefield. Simultaneously, the centers collect data for activity replays for debriefing, performance tracking, and qualification training.
The centers will support individual and collective training configurations up to the company level.
Elbit’s training and simulation technologies are in service across the US, UK, Israel, and other European countries.