Elbit Systems UK has been awarded a contract by the UK defense ministry to supply and operate the ground maneuver synthetic trainer system (GMST) for Boxer armored vehicles and Challenger 3 tanks in the British Army’s Project Vulcan.
Project Vulcan aims to streamline and enhance the training process for various types of armored vehicles by consolidating them onto a single platform, thereby supplanting the existing low-level tactical training executed on the combined arms tactical trainer (CATT) up to company or squadron level.
Elbit Systems UK’s initial delivery phase will provide support for the first batch of the British Army’s new mechanized infantry vehicle – Boxer, offering a comprehensive Platform Trainer that caters to both collective and individual training needs.
“Elbit Systems UK is delighted to have been selected to provide the British Army with such an important project. The training of armored vehicle crews is paramount to their operational effectiveness and safety, and we take great pride in the trust the UK MOD have placed in us to deliver this contract. Elbit Systems’ innovative training capabilities are already deployed extensively across the globe.” said Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK.
“We pride ourselves on being able to use our extensive British footprint and supply chain to adapt Elbit Systems’ global solutions for the specific needs of UK Armed Forces. Through our focus on spiral development and open architecture we will continue to develop advanced capabilities to support the UK and our Allies in the years ahead,” he added.
The program will incorporate advanced driver trainers and cabins for different turret and armament configurations, supported by a robust digital training management system. Elbit Systems UK’s open architecture and standardized digital systems enable a flexible and adaptable platform capability.
The simulators will be interconnected, enabling synchronized training for soldiers across different formations, vehicles, and locations. Additionally, the system can be tailored to meet the evolving training needs of all forthcoming Army armored vehicles.