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April 28, 2022

Elbit Systems’ ICAVS(D) platform enters service with British Army

The ICAVS(D) replaces the Unit-Based Virtual Trainer (UBVT) and will be used to deliver ‘immersive virtual training’ to soldiers.

Elbit Systems UK has announced that its Interim Combined Arms Virtual Simulation (Deployable) ICAVS(D) has entered service with the British Army, following the completion of acceptance tests.

To be used to deliver ‘immersive virtual training’ to reserve and regular soldiers, the ICAVS(D) replaces the Unit-Based Virtual Trainer (UBVT).

The British Army selected Elbit Systems UK in November last year for the ICAVS(D) platform. It is one of the first pathfinder projects for the Army’s Collective Training Transformation Programme (CTTP).

The platform leverages the latest high-specification hardware and defence virtual simulation software to offer virtual tactical training in the British Army’s Battlecraft Syllabus.

It can be used to carry out collective training and experimentation for vehicle crew level, up to Combined Arms Sub-Unit.

The use of the platform will enable the British Army to determine its requirements for the Future Collective Training System.

Elbit Systems UK CEO Martin Fausset said: “The delivery and move into service of ICAVS(D) is demonstrative of Elbit Systems UK’s pedigree in delivering advanced training capabilities to the UK Armed Forces.

“This high-specification and flexible platform will ensure that the reserve and regular units of the Army can continue to develop and maintain operational readiness for a broad range of scenarios.”

Elbit Systems UK is a subsidiary of Israel’s Elbit Systems. As a supplier to the UK Armed Forces, the company is associated with several major defence programmes.

Last month, the parent firm reported its earnings for 2021. Annual revenues increased by 13% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis to $5.28bn.

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