The Lithuanian Armed Forces entered into an agreement with RUAG Defence France for the delivery of the Small Arms Training Indoor Simulators (SATIS).
The SATIS – RUAG’s individual team indoor shooting training simulator – was developed from the SITTAL training system in use by the French Armed Forces at over 50 bases across the country.
Under the agreement, the Lithuanian armed forces selected RUAG’s mobile version of the simulator, hoping to rapidly deploy the capability from garrison to garrison.
According to a release from the company, the SAT supports weapon handling and shooting drills using a range of tetherless weapons, enabling staff to assess firer data including firing positions, aiming, shots and trigger pressure.
The company explains that these factors form an automatic after-action review (AAR) to improve the soldier’s warfighting capabilities.
Supporting teams of up to 10, the SATIS utilises AI-managed combat scenarios to trial soldiers in an array of different environments.
Last week, RUAG Australia has received authority to proceed (ATP) from the United States government’s F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO), with the company establishing an exclusive regional F-35 wheels and brakes sustainment solution.
According to the company, RUAG Australia has been confirmed as the first Australian company to be granted the US government’s Joint Program Office (JPO) Authority To Proceed (ATP), with the F-35 wheels and brake sustainment approval exclusively awarded to RUAG Australia for the Asia-Pacific region.
The announcement comes as the company successfully wrapped up Phases 1 and 2 of the F-35 JPO Depot Maintenance Development Plan, becoming an accredited Depot Source of Repair (DSOR) for the F-35.
This is expected to enable RUAG Australia to shift staff from older operations to the F-35’s Global Support Systems (GSS).
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“We have seized the opportunity to deliver reliable wheels and brakes solutions for the F-35 Program, by leveraging our expertise and longstanding success of providing MRO sustainment for complex aircraft components, and the fifth generation of military aircraft sustainment,” Terry Miles, general manager of RUAG Australia said.
The move was welcomed by the Department of Defence, who congratulated RUAG Australia on achieving the US government’s support for F-35 sustainment.