COLOMBIAN MARINES PROCURE TACTICAL WEAPON SIMULATORS™
Laser Shot, in collaboration with the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Division, has been awarded a contract valued at $944,000 for the delivery and installation of Tactical Weapons Simulators™ (TWS) to provide firearms training for the Colombian Marines. In a co-ownership, the Colombian Navy and Marines needed to find a better way to train their personnel in a more cost effective manner, while still providing an excellent standard of military training.
Colombian Marines wanted to focus on individual and collective training efforts towards marksmanship and tactical skill sets. The contract will provide the Colombian Marines TWS systems with 40’ and 20’ wide screens for tactical and marksmanship training using virtual imagery walls that provide visual immersion into a combat or marksmanship environment. The system includes an array of Laser Shot’s marksmanship and judgmental training courseware as well as Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS2) for tactical training.
The training courseware allows multiple options to include: training data for record, adapting to training skill level, building custom training scenarios, instructor ability to control tactical environments, etc. For use with the TWS systems, Laser Shot will be fabricating and fitting custom Galil rifle laser recoil kits enabling Marines to train with their primary service rifle. Additional training weapons include inert (non-recoil), simulated recoil weapons and recoil kits for the M9 Beretta and the M4 Carbine assault rifle. The Tactical Weapon Simulators will be installed at a naval training base in Colombia and will be operational by March 2013.
ABOUT LASER SHOT:
Headquartered in Houston, Texas with offices in Orlando, Florida and Grantham, UK. Laser Shot designs, fabricates, and manufactures laser-based and live-fire firearms training solutions for militaries, law enforcement agencies, and other first responders worldwide. Laser Shot’s exclusive ability to provide in-house fabrication and manufacturing of training systems, weapons, and facilities enables comprehensive custom training solutions to be created to support each customer’s unique training needs. For more about Laser Shot products and services, visit www.lasershot.com
ABOUT PEO STRI:
Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., the U.S. Army PEO STRI executes an annual budget of more than $3 billion. In addition to providing interoperable training and testing solutions and program management, PEO STRI provides life-cycle support for the Army's most advanced training systems around the world. PEO STRI is dedicated to putting the power of simulation into the hands of our War fighters.
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