The Royal Danish Army has taken delivery of IRAS radio trainer systems from IFAD TS, which will be used to support the radio communications training programmes of the country’s armed forces.
The delivery follows an undisclosed follow-on contract secured by the company in March 2011 for supply of IRAS systems, along with student and instructor stations to provide high-fidelity simulation solutions for military radio operator training.
IRAS trainer is equipped with modelled Harris AN/PRC-117 and AN/PRC-152 single-channel, multiband handheld radios that is simulated with functionality as the real systems, to support both basic radio operator and complex communication scenarios training.
Also delivered are SATCom functionality and security modules to provide training for TacSat operations, and secure voice and data ground, ground-air, and ground-satellite communications respectively.
The IRAS trainer is an advanced, widely configurable solution designed to provide cost-effective, real-time radio operator and communications procedure training, as well as enable rehearsal of complex communications scenarios.
Equipped with a user-friendly interface and interoperable components, the modular radio enables a single instructor to train a large number of students during daily training and large scale exercises.
The trainer is available in either standalone mode for use on laptops, personal computers or tablets for basic operator training, and as a networked system for training of entire teams.
IRASTrainer is capable of replicating high frequency (HF) radio propagation, line-of-sight, signal, and also delivers simulated communications for a broad range of HF, VHF, UHF and SATCOM radio systems.
The trainers are already operational at the Danish Army Signals School in Fredericia and the Royal Danish Navy Warfare Training Center at Frederikshavn naval base in northern Denmark, since 2010 and 2007 respectively.
Image: The IRASTrainer classroom along with instructor and student stations. Photo: courtesy of IFAD TS A/S.