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Case Study

AFCTS

Artillery & Fire Control Training System

Project AFCTS is a part of the trainer project for the IDF Artillery Corps, with facilities set up for call-for-fire, fire direction and joint fires management training.

Several stationary and mobile centers were set up in the context of this project to provide individual and group training for artillerymen and officers. Training activities include firing procedures and the closure of sensor-to-shooter circles.

The trainees carry out the entire session simultaneously, practicing operational scenarios based on the relevant geographic database. This enables drilling of multiple elements simultaneously (forward observers, UAVs, logistics, helicopters, etc.).

One of Bagira's primary guidelines for all of its activities is that the trainee should not be required to learn how to operate the simulator on his own or make the necessary adjustments for his/her training session. For this purpose, trainees are provided with complete imaging/simulation of all of the resources at their disposal in the context of the battlefield scenario. Bagira fully integrates Simulated Military Equipment (SME) items in the trainer system, thereby providing the trainees with a truly realistic training experience.

Each year, thousands of artillerymen use these trainers and "fire" hundreds of thousands of shells and other types of ammunition. This kind of training cannot take place under any other circumstances, due to limitations associated with safety, location and cost.

Bagira employs teams of instructors at each training facility. Every one of our instructors is a reservist IDF artillery officer, who serves as a source of professional knowledge and can assist the training forces.

Bagira employs a nation-wide maintenance team to ensure that the facilities are functional 24/7, without disrupting the client's operations. Bagira developed a unique mobile platform for this project that delivers the training facility to the forces in the field. The mobile platform enables operational fire circle training by simulating video sources and generating virtual scenarios for the training session wherever the training unit may be deployed.