Chemring Announces New Sim Suite

29 November 2007 (Last Updated November 29th, 2007 10:14)

Chemring Defence Germany, formerly known as Comet, has announced the launch of three new training and simulation products for the defence industry at the i/ITSEC conference in Orlando. The Micro-Pyro and Macro-Pyro systems break new ground in training and simulation technology, Chemring

Chemring Defence Germany, formerly known as Comet, has announced the launch of three new training and simulation products for the defence industry at the i/ITSEC conference in Orlando.

The Micro-Pyro and Macro-Pyro systems break new ground in training and simulation technology, Chemring says.

The compact re-useable launch module and a slot-in disposable pyrotechnic card is unique and offer significant cost savings compared with conventional pyrotechnic simulating rounds.

The new systems have been developed specifically for training in urban operations, house-to-house fighting and indoor environments.

The base unit for the micro-system is a 'Plug and Play' device, into which an 11-shot Micro-Pyro Card - about the size of a credit card - is inserted.

During training, a sequence of simulated fire is created by electronically detonating a small (0.03g) charge, sealed into the card which produces a flash, a 120db bang and smoke.

The Macro-Pyro system operates on a similar principal but utilises a 3g charge and provides much more dramatic and louder results.

Chemring has also launched its Lightweight Gun Signature Simulator (LGSS), a universal, all-in-one Battlefield Effects Simulator (BES).

The LGSS, which can be operated either remotely via RF signals or via a hardwire connection, weighs less than 5kg, whereas similar devices currently in use can weigh 25kg, Chemring says.

By staff writer