The Protected Mobility Tactical Trainer (PMTT) developed by Applied Virtual Simulation (AVS) is one of the latest innovations embraced by Army and is helping to achieve the aim of being a future-ready force.
The PMTT system allows the Army to train its soldiers to operate its fleet of protected mobility vehicles in a variety of tactical conditions and operational environments. It does this by providing realistic physical simulations of motion and an immersive experience for drivers, vehicle commanders and gunners.
Wade Meacham, AVS field service representative in the Northern Territory, has been working with units from the 1st Brigade to help them get the most out of the new simulator.
“The interest in the PMTT has been huge and a lot of the units have been keen to come down and try it out," Meacham said.
“We’re looking forward to running some courses so that people can become more familiar with the PMTT, which we hope will lead them to develop their own training outcomes from the use of the facility."
The system, which consists of five vehicle platforms, an after-action review station and an admin station, is designed around the training of junior mounted leaders and the development of teams, and can train up to 15 soldiers at any given time.
According to Meacham, like Defence’s Weapons Training Simulation System (WTSS), one of the main benefits of the PMTT was its ease of access.
“Soldiers can come in and use the facility quickly, without the need for permits and other administration, or worrying about the maintenance of training areas and ranges and whether the vehicles they have in their hangars have been serviced and are up to date,” Meacham added.
First established at the Army School of Transport at Tobruk Barracks, Puckapunyal, the PMTT capability has expanded, to 1st Brigade, Darwin this year.
With a third system already in place in Brisbane, AVS is aiming to make the PMTT just as accessible as the WTSS by fielding more systems across the country to meet the Army’s needs.
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