Elbit Systems delivered a command staff trainer to the Royal Netherlands Army

November 16, 2022 – Elbit Systems has completed the delivery of the Command & Staff Trainer system to the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA). The new training system operates at the RNLA Land Training Center in Amersfoort. As large-scale exercises become less frequent due to cost, along with logistical and environmental constraints, the new Command and Staff Training System provides the RNLA with a flexible and scalable solution for training commanders and their staff, as well as support elements, for multi-domain warfare.

The new Command & Staff Trainer system is a constructive trainer that immerses commanders and headquarters staff, at both the brigade and battalion level, in high-fidelity combat situations on the actual territory of the battle zone, and may include operations other than war (OOTW) scenarios. The Command & Staff Trainer System presents trainees with a realistic operational picture, forces them to react to real-time changes and interference with tactical communications, and allows them to operate and interact with a range of assets, including Air, Air Defense, Drones, Artillery, Logistics, Medical, Mechanical, Engineering and others. The new training system allows multiple parties to participate in the same exercise in joint operations scenarios, including allied forces, paramilitary organizations and others.

Based on Elbit Systems’ OneSim™ simulation software framework, the new Command & Staff Trainer system supports large-scale geo-specific terrain, dynamic weather and thousands of virtual features, delivering an engaging training experience to more than a hundred trainees at a time. The system emulates the realistic flow of information between levels of command and from a range of intelligence, target acquisition and gunnery functions, enabling complex joint combat scenarios to be exercised. In-service tactical communication is simulated with performance realistically impacted by cyber, bandwidth, terrain, weather and other effects. The exercise director can introduce dynamic changes to the simulation on the fly, allowing commanders to test their ability to react and adapt to battle challenges. The after action review and debriefing mode provides a synchronized playback of the entire exercise, providing trainees with meaningful insight into the consequences of decisions and actions.

A similar training capability from Elbit Systems (the Brigade and Battle Group Combined Arms Mission Training Center) has been in operational service with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) since 2020. The Brigade Mission Training Center and the IDF Battle Group received the 2020 Commander-in-Chief Innovation Award for its originality, feasibility, scalability and extraordinary contribution to the overall effectiveness of the IDF.

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