Marshall announces AJAX simulator work
Marshall Aerospace and Defence will support XPI Simulation in delivering driver simulator equipment for the UK's Ajax vehicle programme by providing replica driving moldules, the company announced on 17 September.
XPI was awarded the contract by General Dynamics UK in December 2014 to provide a mixture of static and full-motion simulators for training drivers on all six variants of SCOUT SV - now known as Ajax.
A total of 28 sets of simulator equipment will be delivered under the programme, with the first delivery set scheduled for 2017. Marshall Aerospace and Defence will provide the replica driver modules, while XPI Simulation will provide the software and the motion base.
The driver simulators will help AJAX drivers develop better familiarity and awareness of the armoured vehicle prior to live training.
Steve Fitz-Gerald, chief executive of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, said: ‘Securing this contract on the UK’s largest current land programme confirms our capability to provide real engineered solutions. Our knowledge of training and in particular part task trainers gives confidence that we will be able to deliver a high quality solution for this important simulator that will enable UK forces to maximise the benefits of the Ajax vehicle.’
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