A NSW-based company will supply Defence with a mobile weapons training simulator to help Australian sailors and soldiers maintain their weapons skills wherever they are in the world.
FILE PHOTO: Lieutenant Dustin Gold assists a visitor at the Singleton Army WTSS (Weapon Training Simulation System) complex sight targets for a simulated 66mm anti-armour rocket. Photo by Leading Seaman Brenton Freind.
InVeris Training Solutions Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of Meggitt?), based in Albury in southern NSW, is delivering and supporting a fully digitised Mobile Weapons Training Simulation System (MWTSS).
It will now help hone the skills of those using the Australian-made EF-88 assault rifle and a range of other weapon systems operated by Australian Defence personnel.
Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price, said the $4.1 million contract would deliver 14 simulators by July 2021.
“The contract includes the simulation system, associated training and systems which are compatible with in-service weapons, and then converted to laser-based simulators,” Minister Price said.
“The system provides an efficient and cost-effective mobile small arms training and skills maintenance capability for Australia’s regionally based Army units, as well as Royal Australian Navy personnel in remote areas.”
The Australian Army will receive nine of the simulation systems, of which seven will support Army Reserve units throughout regional and remote Australia.
The other two will support deployable units such as the Amphibious Ready Group and 2/30th Training Group in Butterworth, Malaysia.
“Navy will also receive five systems, which will be issued to key naval bases for delivery of training while on-shore and at sea,” Minister Price said.
EDITOR’S NOTE: A Google search for InVeris Training Solutions Pty Ltd turns up surprisingly few clues about this company, except that it may be a subsidiary of Meggitt Training Systems – and no information or photos about the training system discussed above.