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US Army orders I-MILES systems
The US Army has placed orders with Cubic Global Defense worth more than $10 million for new Instrumentable-Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System Individual Weapon Systems 2 (I-MILES IWS 2). The orders, from the US Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) and Army Contracting Command-Orlando (ACC-ORL), were announced on 27 July.
I-MILES IWS 2 is a laser-based simulation system that provides realistic live, force-on-force training for personnel.
The system works by transmitting laser messages when blank ammunition is fired by a military weapon fitted with a small arms transmitter. The lightweight body sensors worn by personnel detect ‘hits’ and perform real-time casualty assessments to replicate the effects of combat. The data is recorded for later review and assessment.
Dave Buss, president, Cubic, said: ‘Cubic’s I-MILES IWS 2 continues to provide invaluable training by combining realistic environments and equipment to ensure combat readiness for every mission scenario. The live, force-on-force training capability of the I-MILES IWS 2, used not only by the US but also allied and partner nations, is the cornerstone of training and building ready ground forces.’
I-MILES’ laser engagement simulation system is delivered with the ability to add range instrumentation solutions to support real-time tracking, recording and controlling all battlefield entities as well as playback of exercise results.
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