SOF - Special Operations

Indonesia buys Korea's MILES training system

12th May 2017 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Korea's MILES training system has been selected the Indonesian special forces, in the system's first international export contract, the Korean Ministry of National Defence announced on the 11 May.

The system, manufactured by UTECH, is being supplied to Indonesia under a $5 million contract, with delivery to complete by November 2017.

The MILES system provides training for small units in various scenarios. It uses laser optic technology and the Internet of Things – an environment that shares information of things around us through wired and wireless network connections.

The system includes a smart watch function, with can monitor the trainee's bio information and the status of the training for safety purposes. The system can also reduce dual lasers into a single laser diode, making it possible to train for next-generation launcher technology.

CEO of UTECH Hwang In-hyup, said: 'This export is significant in that it's the first overseas expansion of the MILES training system developed with our own domestic technology. Through continuous technical development and investment, we will develop the best equipment, make a contribution to the development of a scientific training system and play a part in leading exports of the defence industry.'

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