The Swedish Army has used its new chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) training simulators in the multinational Reconnaissance Exercise 2012 (RECCEX-12), held in Umea, Sweden.
The simulators, including AP2C-SIM, S4PE-SIM, and LCD3.2e-SIM were delivered by Argon Electronics as part of an undisclosed contract awarded by the Swedish Armed Forces for deployment alongside their existing simulators at multiple locations.
Awarded following successful installation of the Argon’s simulators at the Swedish Armed Forces CBRN school in Umea in 2008, the contract also included modernisation of the currently operational simulators to function with PlumeSIM.
Argon Electronics managing director Steven Pike said the contract represented the effectiveness of its simulators in supporting an organisation’s CBRN training programmes.
"It validates our strategy of ensuring that simulators previously delivered a number of years ago can be upgraded to function with PlumeSIM to provide a truly comprehensive CBRN simulation capability," Pike added.
Work on the contract was carried out under a pre specified deadline to enable installation of the upgraded equipment during the RECCEX-12 drills, which took place in August.
More than 50 simulators were used for the RECCEX-12 exercises, which demonstrated their operational flexibility and ability to counter CBRN incidents.
Equipped with a rechargeable battery, the AP2C-SIM is an advanced training simulator for the Proengin AP2C detector, and replicates response to Sulphur and Phosphorus channels, as well as electronic environmentally friendly simulation sources.
LCD3.2e-SIM is a high-fidelity simulator for the Smiths Detection LCD3.2e detectors, while S4PE-SIM is designed to replicate characteristics of Proengin S4PE surface sampler and confidence tester.
PlumeSIM is a portable table training system capable of preparing personnel for wide area CBRN/HazMat field exercises on personal computers/laptop without requiring system hardware.