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Elbit Systems to unveil 4th Generation TBT at I/ITSEC

Elbit Systems is unveiling a new version of the Tactical Battle Ground Trainer (TBT) at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Florida, 1-5 December 2014. Addressing the emerging requirements for affordable joint military training and effective tactical decision-making, Elbit Systems’ fourth-generation TBT introduces several ground breaking features and technological improvements that meet the current and future training requirements of land force commanders and staff.

Recent improvements to the TBT’s interface include: upgraded C4I hardware and software elements, enhanced visual displays and computer-based 3G imaging capabilities, and integration of advanced post-mission analysis and debriefing tools that can be synchronized across multiple locations.In addition, enhanced Computer Generated Forces (CGF), platforms, munitions and weapon systemshave been added to provide atruly-realistic Virtual and Constructive training arena that is up-to-date with modernmilitaries’ operational capabilities. These CGFs and virtual replicas encompass modern Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs); mini Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – based on Elbit Systems’ combat-proven Skylark I-LE; simulation of new protection technologies and simulation of advanced Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection systems.

The TBT, which was developed in close cooperation with the Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF)land forces and which has been operational for more than a decade, provides an extremely high-degree of flexibility and situational awareness at all tactical levels of command – ranging from the company level to complete ORBAT at battalion and brigade levels. Through its unique ‘train as you fight’ concept, the comprehensive simulation platform allows battle group leaders to acquire tactical doctrines and to sharpen their command and control skills while practicing various procedures, implementing C4I usage, and conducting mission-rehearsal and shared tactical training exercises within an actual geo-specific terrain.

Alon Afik, VP Training and Simulation Business Line at Elbit Systems Aerospace Division said, “Unlike other available platforms, TBT is not limited to a particular set of simulation elements, rather enables integration and reconfiguration of cutting-edge technologies within existing C4I systems and fighting procedures, as is evident in the IDF’s TBT. This means military customers can save valuable time and money, while maintaining maximum multi-force interoperability and combat readiness. This is why major armies around the world already express interest in the training platform”