The Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) has received a delivery of the Command and Staff Trainer (CST ) system from Elbit Systems.

The delivery is part of a contract secured by the company for the supply of CST systems to address the contemporary multi-domain warfare requirements of the RNLA.

The new CST system is operational at the RNLA’s Land Training Centre in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Designed to enhance the operational readiness of commanders and their staff, at both brigade and battalion levels, the flexible and scalable solution allows the RNLA to train them, along with their support elements, for contemporary multi-domain warfare.

It is developed based on Elbit Systems ’ OneSim simulation software-infrastructure. More than 100 trainees can undergo training at the same time using the system.

According to Elbit , the constructive trainer offers an engaging training experience for trainees, with a realistic operational picture, and allows them to use tactical communications to react to real-time changes and interference.

Using advanced command, control, communications, computer, and intelligence system suites, CST can also simulate non-military scenarios such as Operations Other Than War.

With the new training system, participating personnel can operate and interact with air defence, uncrewed, and artillery systems, as well as a range of other assets.

Several groups including allied forces, paramilitary organisations, and others can take part in the same exercise during joint operation scenarios.

In addition, the simulator features an ‘After Action Review and Debrief’ mode to replay the complete training exercise.

In 2020, the Israeli Defence started using Elbit Systems’ new Brigade and Battlegroup Mission Training Center.