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Elbit Systems has announced that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately USD 107 million to provide, operate and maintain the new Main Battle Tank (MBT) simulation and training centres of the Israeli Defence Forces’ (IDF) Armoured Corps. The training centres will train commanders and soldiers of the Armoured Corps and are to maintain readiness of both regular and reserve units. The centres are to be delivered over a three-year period and the contract includes operation and maintenance services for an additional period of fifteen years, the company writes in a press release.

The Elbit Systems Advanced Armor Training Center, Photo: Elbit

The future simulation and training centres will operate on the IDF’s cloud using the Elbit Systems’ OneSim simulation software infrastructure. The MBT training systems will include platform trainer turrets and platform trainer drivers with physical models. The training systems integrate the tank’s operational sub-systems and simulate main and secondary armament weapon capabilities, all connected to a common synthetic simulation environment. The systems is to support individual and collective training up to company level.