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British Army RTES looks to reduce blank ammo usage

3rd June 2021 - 13:15 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Holsworthy

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RTES will assist in reducing blank ammunition usage. (Photo: UK MoD Image Library)

The British Army is looking to add to its collective training capabilities with the addition of a Roundless Tactical Engagement System — but how will it integrate with the Collective Training Transformation Programme?

The UK’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Land Equipment, Training and Simulation Systems Programme (TSSP) organisation is assessing industry submissions for its Roundless Tactical Engagement System (RTES) requirement.

According to DE&S, 'RTES will enhance the delivery of Battlecraft Syllabus (BCS) training through the realistic representation of personal weapon operation and effects, increased ability for Force Elements to access measurement and evaluation systems, and a reduced dependency on blank ammunition and training estate resources'.

DE&S seeks initial procurement and support for at least five units, with each unit comprising 60 electronic blank systems, 60 lasers, 60 sensor suites and three After …

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