The Small Arms Trainer (SAT) simulator system supports both individual and collective training throughout the full spectrum of military, paramilitary and security operations. A single system provides five individual firing lanes and can be networked together with additional systems for up to fifteen firing lanes. The SAT comes loaded with a standard set of courseware to support training without any authoring required.
The SAT is fielded in three different configurations to meet specific customer requirements:
Deployable configuration Suited to locations where the system must be moved frequently. Monitor, keyboard and mouse are housed in a shock-mounted frame inside a light-weight, wheeled enclosure. The system can be wheeled out of a closet and be ready to train in under 10 minutes. Single screen configuration. Up to 5 trainees and 8 weapons are supported.
Military trainer configuration - A standard, heavy-duty steel rack houses the simulator and its components. The instructor operates the system from monitor, keyboard and mouse which sit on top of the rack. Single screen configuration. Up to 5 trainees and 8 weapons are supported.
Small unit configuration - A standard, heavy-duty steel rack houses the simulator and its components. The instructor operates the system from monitor, keyboard and mouse which sit on top of the rack. Single to three screen configuration. Up to 15 trainees and 20 weapons can be used simultaneously during training.
CGI collective training covers an expanse of exercises from branch specific through Joint Combined Arms Tactical Training. CGI Training Mode provides the best option for collective type engagements for teams, squads and platoons using all assigned and supporting weapon systems. When used in conjunction with the Indirect Fire Trainer (IFT) or Indirect Fire Forward Air Control Trainer (I-FACT), trainees can also call for artillery, mortar, and Close Air Support. This training mode includes embedded authoring capability for instructor authoring of new training scenarios to adapt the training program.
Marksmanship training encompasses the fundamentals of individual marksmanship, crew served weapons training and sustainment training for both. It is used primarily for weapon skills training with small and supporting arms weapons simulators. This mode provides weapon training in a range environment that simulates real world marksmanship ranges. Each 1-Screen SAT supports marksmanship training for up to 4 trainees simultaneously. This training mode includes embedded authoring capability for instructor authoring of new training scenarios to adapt the training program.
Judgmental training uses video scenarios to reinforce target discrimination, force escalation/de-escalation, and individual leadership imperatives. This courseware provides for video scenario selection, selection of “branches” or multiple outcomes, real-time instructor monitoring of course/weapon feedback data, display of course results, replay of scenario and shot results, and storage of trainee results in the student database.
Weapons fidelity and diagnostic feedback
Supporting a full range of weapons, SAT provides an accurate simulation of weapon firing including the effects of wind speed and direction on ballistics. Weapon aim point, shot location, and number of round fired are a few of the measurements that are identified in the shot feedback screen display. Muzzle trace with trigger pull, and weapon diagnostics including trigger squeeze and butt pressure are some of the actions that are monitored in real-time for the training instructor.
Networked collective training
Each SAT is High Level Architecture (HLA) compliant, allowing multiple SATs to be networked together (if multiple systems are purchased) to support training of multiple squads from different/same location on a common battlefield. This networked training allows squads to effectively maneuver against the opposing forces.