3SDL wins UK MoD live ISTAR training contract
3SDL has been awarded a one year contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide ISTAR training to the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK).
The contract follows the company’s successful completion of a short notice requirement for ISTAR support to British Army Foundation Training in Kenya during 2012-2013.
The contract will see 3SDL provide ISTAR support from June 2013 to BATUK in Kenya during the ASKARI THUNDER/STORM series of exercises, as well as WESSEX STORM in the UK.
Throughout, 3SDL will provide the full range of live ISTAR emulation - including DH3, H450, MQ-9 Reaper and close air support (CAS) aircraft - using a combination of MX15HDi sensor, DA42 Multi-Purpose Platforms provided by long term partner Diamond Executive Aviation, Joint Air Land Organisation accredited CAS qualified crews, ROVER compatible datalinks with Remote Viewing Terminals and highly experienced ground liaison officers (GLOs).
One of the UK’s high-readiness brigades, 16 Air Assault Brigade is preparing to be sent to Kenya in the next year for Exercise ASKARI THUNDER where they will be fully supported by 3SDL. 16 Air Assault Brigade received similar ISTAR training from 3SDL in West Freugh as part of Exercise JOINT WARRIOR 13-1 last month under a similar contract, using identical equipment.
3SDL and DEA will provide live full motion video, CAS emulation, ISR, Joint Battlespace Management, Air Land Integration training to BATUK’s training audience. 3SDL GLOs will be embedded in BATUK Exercise Control and the deployed Battlegroup/Brigade Headquarters as they exercise on the live ranges.
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