Ajax simulator passes CDR
The driver training simulator in development for the British Army's Ajax vehicle has passed its critical design review, Thales announced on 9 February.
The simulator is being developed by Thales company XPI Simulation under a £20 million contract awarded in December 2014. The company is producing 28 of the simulators in a mixture of static and full-motion simulators for training drivers on all six variants of the Ajax vehicle.
The simulator has a modular design based on proven technologies which can be adapted to support other vehicle types, meeting Ministry of Defence requirements for reusable and reconfigurable training simulators.
Manufacturing of the simulators will now begin with the first delivery due in 2017.
Simon Skinner, managing director of XPI Simulation, said: 'Reaching this milestone has been a true team effort. The excellent design work by the XPI team to get to this stage will provide the Ministry of Defence with the best armoured fighting vehicle driver simulators available. XPI are looking forward to delivering the first of 28 high-fidelity systems in 2017.'
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