Indonesian Army receives Leopard 2A4 RI simulators from Rheinmetall


The Indonesian Army has received Leopard 2A4 RI simulators from Rheinmetall, under a contract signed in 2014.

The transfer of the simulators follows a successful site acceptance test on 17 March.

Rheinmetall's simulation technology will be used by the military to train its armoured corps.

The Leopard gunnery skills trainer (LGST) and driver training simulator (DTS) are specifically designed for training Leopard 2A4 tank commanders, gunners and drivers, Rheinmetall said in a statement.

These driver and ballistic simulators were developed by the simulation and training business unit of Rheinmetall Defence Electronics of Germany, using TacSi technology.

Rheinmetall said that multiple simulators can be networked together to enable tactical training at platoon and company level.

According to the company, simulators that are similar in design to those ordered by Indonesia have already been proven in day-to-day military training operations.

"Rheinmetall said that multiple simulators can be networked together to enable tactical training at platoon and company level."

In a separate development, Polish armed forces have selected Rheinmetall to modernise their Leopard 2 simulators.

Rheinmetall will upgrade four tactical combat simulators and four tank gunnery simulators on behalf of the Polish armoured corps.

The company will also supply a new driver training simulator to the Polish military.

In addition, Rheinmetall recently supplied the Canadian Armed Forces with 18 gunnery simulators and two driver training simulators for Leopard 2 tank crews.


Image: Ammunition storage in a Leopard 2A4. Photo: courtesy of Sonaz.