MUNICH: German KMW Training & Simulation has been selected by the Norwegian Armed Forces to deliver the BATSIM Classroom for the main battle tank Leopard 2. The BATSIM Classroom provides state of the art combat training on serious games level and offers maximum of realism.
The system runs on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) desktop computers. KMW Training & Simulation will deliver the BATSIM Classroom simulators to the Norwegian Armed Forces in 2011.
Like many armies worldwide, the Norwegian Armed Forces have explored the use of serious games to support their training activities. In the past, these applications largely failed to simulate realistic vulnerability and damage models, and also lacked the sophistication to reproduce the vehicles´ operational details.
BATSIM Classroom is a milestone in military simulation Driven by KMW´s unique knowledge – deriving from over 30 years of development into high-end combat simulation – and the quantum leap of commercial computer and graphic board development, KMW Training & Simulation has condensed its combat simulation software to fit and run on a single COTS Desktop PC. As a result, it will be available to an even larger number of trainees.
As Dr. Dirk Schmidt, Senior Vice President Training & Simulation for KMW, commented “This is a milestone in military simulation because with the BATSIM Classroom a desktop simulation system is available which combines KMW’s expertise as a leading manufacturer of main battle tanks and of a proven simulation framework fielded in many armies worldwide. Our customers will appreciate the plug and play networking of our new BATSIM Classroom with their existing high-end simulators”.
The BATSIM Classroom for Leopard 2 has been developed in close cooperation with experienced tank training experts to match their exact requirements.
- Integrated IMI: KMW´s powerful man machine interface for instructors and trainees
- Instructor Independent Training: Trainee management and Automated exercise progress
- Computer Generated Forces: Very flexible and intelligent CGF suitable for MOUT operations
- MilCIG: KMW´s world class COTS visual system running on standard PC, license free from 3rd party suppliers
- Dynamic Database in proven KMW quality and fidelity
- Dynamic Objects in high detail and large variety
- Networking with other simulation systems from KMW, e.g. for full mission training, or other simulators supporting the DIS/HLA interface.
The training environment is tailored for the MBT Leopard 2 with physical replication of important control elements and validated vehicle dynamics, vehicle logic and simulation of fire control system, but can easily be adapted to other combat vehicles, from all vendors.
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG provides further information of BATSIM Classroom for Leopard 2 at I/ITSEC 2010, the world’s largest modeling, simulation & training conference (November 29th – December 2nd) in Orlando, USA (Booth #1209).
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG leads the European market for armoured wheeled and tracked vehicles. At locations in Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Singapore and the USA, some 3400 employees manufacture and support a product portfolio ranging from air-transportable, heavily armoured wheeled vehicles through reconnaissance, antiaircraft and artillery systems to heavy battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and bridge-laying systems.
In addition, KMW has wide-ranging system competence in the area of civil and military simulation, as well as in command and information systems and remote-controlled weapon stations with reconnaissance and observation equipment for day and night missions. The armed forces of more than 30 nations worldwide rely on the operational systems by KMW.