Milipol 2019: ECA Group & GDI Simulation partnership for AKASIM Armoured Fighting Vehicle Training Systems

ECA Group and GDI Simulation announce their partnership in a joint offer for Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) Training Systems: the AKASIM

Milipol 2019 ECA Group GDI Simulation partnership for AKASIM Armoured Fighting Vehicle Training Systems
ECA Group already have multiple simulation system for different type of vehicles.

Tactical training for AFV vehicles through realistic and immersive simulation requires complete connected combat simulation systems sharing common virtual environment. ECA Group and GDI Simulation joined decades of their respective experience in driving and combat simulation to address this market and provide a new generation training solution. Today the two partners announce their common offer AKASIM (Architecture for Kinestesic AFV SIMulators) sharing the same information system, sensors, combat means and communication enhancing network centric warfare from the brigade to individual soldiers.

The AKASIM allows Armies to achieve full combat readiness while achieving to lower the costs, save ammunition, reduce fuel consumption and optimize maintenance operations. Proven technologies for multiple-networked combat Combining the state-of-the-art technologies and training programs, the new AKASIM solution leverages the best of respective ECA Group and GDI simulation technologies developed recently for Defence applications.

ECA Group’s Military Vehicle Simulator (MVS) combines a powerful simulation system and a full-scale replica of armoured vehicle, with fully integrated real equipment, placed on a six-axes motion platform in order to simulate with accuracy the behaviour of the vehicle in any kind of environment (urban, rural, desert, off-road, etc.) and driving situation (convoy, escort, pursuit, IED risk, etc.). The training and instruction programs integrated within the MVS were developed in cooperation with military driving experts. * GDI Simulation Combat Firing Simulator (CFS) is a high-quality replica of any firing platform with faithful reproduction of the tactical effects and complying with standards in force.

A multi-mode military training tool for coordinated intra- and inter-armies training In order to reproduce any ground battlefield situation and offer a realistic military training, the AKASIM AVF Training System is designed as a multi-mode system. Thus, ground combats units will be able to train in the same environment for different use cases:

* Training combat tactical skills
* Drilling procedures
* Manipulating actual hand controls
* Multiple-networked simultaneous training
* Computer assisted training
* Performance monitored debriefing

The purpose of such a versatile solution is to provide trainees with a progressive learning path on a unique and coherent training system. On the one hand, the AKASIM will allow to practice on real-life hand control and to get acquainted with the Armoured Fighting Vehicle and then to enhance his skills in a simulated and complex environment. On the other hand, the instructor will be able to recreate complex training scenarios from the individual to brigade level.

A tailored and scalable virtual battlespace to face new threats Thanks to interoperable technologies expertise and integrating the High-Level Architecture (HLA) specification, the AKASIM can share the same simulated environment with third-party AFV simulators. Moreover, heterogeneous simulators such as aircrafts or unmanned vehicles simulators can be added in this environment to create a full immersive combat training system.