Immersive Crew Turret Trainer (CTT) & AJAX Desk Top Trainer (DTT) showcased
General Dynamics Land Systems–UK (GDLS-UK) will deliver a comprehensive state-of-the-art training solutions package for the British Army as part of the AJAX programme. These solutions, in particular the immersive Crew Turret Trainer (CTT) and the AJAX Desk Top Trainer (DTT) are showcased at DSEI.
Alongside the delivery of 589 AJAX platforms to the British Army, GDLS-UK will supply a range of training solutions that maximise the use of simulation to reduce cost of ownership and burden on live platforms. The training solutions will cover Gunnery and Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR), Driver Procedure and Maintenance, and Level 2/3 Maintenance. Initially, these training solutions will support ‘Train the Trainer’ activities before supporting Conversion and Steady State courses by the British Army. Key elements of the training solutions being delivered include:
Crew Turret Trainer (CTT): Developed by Lockheed Martin UK, in partnership with GDLS-UK, the CTT is self-contained within a 20ft ISO container and includes a representative AJAX turret, which will replicate its systems and their functionality within a static, physical environment. All sensor views are simulated and the crews will operate in an immersive synthetic environment. The CTT consolidates classroom-based training in an environment that reflects the experience of the real vehicle. The first CTT is showcased on the GD stand at DSEI.
Full Motion Driver Training Simulator (FMDTS): Developed by XPI, in partnership with GDLS-UK, the FMDTS is a classroom-based, full-motion, 6 Degrees of Freedom (6DoF), fully-immersive driver simulator. The trainee drivers will be able to experience the full performance of driving AJAX over different types of terrain and in different scenarios.
Maintenance Trainer Electrical (MTE) – Hull and Turret: Developed by Pennant Training Solutions, in partnership with GDLS-UK, the MTE is a workshop-based trainer, which will support the training of British Army soldiers in the conduct of L2/3 maintenance on AJAX platforms.