The US Army Reserve Command has adopted Laser Shot Simulations to enhance and increase readiness performance through individual, crew, section, platoon, and company maneuver battle drills and gunnery qualifications. FT Knox has received the latest evolution in vehicular combat simulators, comprised of 31 Mobile Marksmanship Training Simulators (MMTS), 5 mockup HMMWV bodies, and an arsenal of simulated recoil weapons.
Laser Shot Simulations has fielded similar simulators at the III Corps Mission Training Complexes at FT Riley, FT Hood, FT Carson, and FT Bliss, which have been used to train over 250,000 soldiers since 2009. The latest model at FT Knox features full modularity by utilizing an array of portable simulators rather than installing simulator components into the building’s structure, which enables trainers to reconfigure their system into countless layouts or to send individual simulators to home stations for marksmanship and judgmental training at the company level.
The Warrior Skills Trainer (WST) model at FT Knox incorporates Laser Shot Simulation’s Crosshair™ technology: enabling gunners to train with realistic PAS-13D optics with embedded micro displays that show a magnified, thermal view of the point of aim of the weapon system. Additionally, these simulated optics have accurate manual controls (buttonology), such as sequencing white-hot vs black-hot modes and digital zoom features, to familiarize soldiers in all operation aspects. Simulated weapons feature realistic recoil and SMART™ Magazines with round counts that require simulated reloads.