Elbit Systems wins Israeli Ministry of Defense awards
Elbit Systems has been awarded an order by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MOD) for the supply of Armored Driving Trainers (ADTs) for several Israel Defense Forces combat vehicle types as well as for a Forward Observer Trainer (FOT) for surveillance and observation of Israel’s borders. Elbit Systems announced the contract win in a company statement released 22 November 2011.
The Armored Driving Trainer (ADT) is designed to be mounted on top of a motion platform, enabling 6 degrees freedom of movement in order to provide trainees with a highly realistic driving experience. According to the company, the system supports driver training in a wide range of combat and non-combat scenarios. The wide variety of scenarios it offers enables driver training in diverse weather and harsh field conditions.
The Forward Observer Trainer (FOT) combat support and field intelligence trainer was developed for border protection. The system is already in use training new forward observers (FOs), while maintaining the operational readiness of those already in service. The FOT designed to enable full simulation of real-life battlefield situations for FOs posted along all types of terrain, performing border control and protection. The scenarios offered by the FOT are actual real-life scenarios depicting the real borders to be observed in each of the FO's service. According to the company the system is interoperable with C4I and communication systems, the scenarios incorporated include fire planning, ranging and field operation as well as target detection, recognition, identification, acquisition and engagement in diverse environmental conditions, while using a wide variety of day and night sensors.
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