Rosoboronexport and Kronstadt Group unveil an Innovative Troop Training System


Within the scope of the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) 2017, which takes place in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Rosoboronexport and Kronstadt Group will be unveiling a software and hardware solution, “A package approach to establishing and equipping inter-service combat training centers.”

The principal novelty of the software and hardware solutions, developed by Rosoboronexport and Kronstadt Group, lies in the maximum coverage of all troop training stages and forms with common technology. The approach envisages the integration of all training aids in a single virtual battlefield, including individual weapon and military equipment trainers, tactical unit simulators, decision support systems for commanders and headquarters, laser fire and target kill simulators installed on real-life equipment, and range equipment for tactical exercises involving live firing.

An all-purpose platform for distributed simulation of combat operations is at the heart of the developed technology. The virtual environment adequately represents the real terrain and simulates combat activity with high fidelity. In addition, the results of trainees’ actions on real-world equipment during training sessions and tactical exercises are taken into account in the course of simulation, integrated into a single information space and displayed on the digital battlefield.

Real-time combat simulation is provided. A rapidly developing tactical situation is displayed by a highly realistic 3D visualization system on all training installations at the Combat Training Center: HQ, training set, fixed and mobile tactical field control posts. The warring parties can be represented by both real trainees and a virtual opponent.

The unveiled technology relies on a modular approach, which allows the customer to configure training equipment in different combinations, depending on training objectives for troops and special forces. Different service-specific simulators for the Army, Air Force and Navy can be integrated in a single virtual battle space. This enables a full cycle of inter-service training.

In addition, the package integration solutions can be easily tailored to training facilities and troop training methods used by foreign customers. The original structural, hardware and software solutions are the real backbone for further development of the existing combat training centers, turning them into schools of higher tactical skills.

The presentation of the project will be held on February 20 at 10:30 in the conference hall of the Aloft Hotel, situated in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

ROERosoboronexport is the only state-owned arms trade company in the Russian Federation authorized to export the full range of military and dual-purpose products, technologies and services. It is a subsidiary of the Rostec Corporation. Founded on 4 November, 2000, now Rosoboronexport is one of the leading world arms exporters to the international market. Its share in Russia’s military exports exceeds 85 percent. Rosoboronexport cooperates with more than 700 enterprises and organizations in the Russian defence industrial complex. Russia maintains military technical cooperation with more than 70 countries around the world.

Rostec State Corporation is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 to promote the development, production, and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military purposes. It is comprised of more than 700 organizations, whereof 9 holding companies presently operate in the military-industrial complex, 6 organizations are in civilian industries, and 32 are direct control organizations. Rostec’s portfolio includes famous brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov Concern, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, etc. Rostec companies are located in 60 federal subjects of the Russian Federation and supply products to the markets of over 70 countries. In 2015, Rostec’s consolidated revenues topped 1,140 billion rubles. The corporation’s average wage in 2015 was 41,000 rubles, and tax payments to budgets of all levels exceeded 160 billion rubles. According to the new Rostec strategy, the main objective of the corporation is to provide Russia with a technological advantage on highly competitive global markets. The planned investment volume for development through 2025 is 4.3 trillion rubles.