Simulation and training
The effective and safe operation of high-tech systems and platforms require well trained people. The Rheinmetall group's expertise in the field of military simulation technology encompasses virtually every training task relating to weapons and command and control systems.
LVCTS – Land Vehicle Crew Training System
Rheinmetall is teaming up with Lockheed Martin in pursuit of the Canadian Army’s Land Vehicle Crew Training System (LVCTS) project. Rheinmetall Canada takes the lead in a partnership that includes Lockheed Martin Canada, Rheinmetall Electronics of Bremen, Germany, and Lockheed Martin Training and Logistics Solutions in Orlando, Florida. The team named FORC3 offers the Canadian Army a solution for the LVCTS project that is mature, modular, and cost effective, while ensuring high-value economic benefits to Canada. The name FORC3 is all about promoting a partnership between Rheinmetall, Lockheed Martin, and the Department of National Defence, united through excellence to enable training for adaptive disperse operations.
FORC3 has secured the domestic capabilities to build and operate five state-of-the-art LVCTS simulation centres across the country. Those custom-built simulation centres will enable progressive training at the individual, crew, platoon, and higher echelon levels using high-fidelity trainers, medium-fidelity reconfigurable trainers and standard trainee workstations combined with a robust virtual environment and comprehensive instructional system.
For the Canadian Navy, Rheinmetall Canada is supplying the Marine Engineering System Operator (MESO) trainer for the KINGSTON Class of maritime coastal defence vessels. The MESO trainer significantly enhances the Navy’s ability to train engineering personnel, which is a critical factor in vessel operational availability.
ADOS – Air Defence Operations Simulator
The Air Defence Operations Simulator (ADOS) is a simulation and training system developed by Rheinmetall Canada using COTS simulation tools. The ADOS provides the Royal Netherlands Army’s Advanced Ground Based Air Defence System (AGBADS) operators with a classroom-type training system and an air defence operations research tool.