in Defence

British Army trials new inflatable training system

Posted 27 January 2020 · Add Comment

Wiltshire based 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment has taken delivery of a new and revolutionary training system in the shape of a temporary urban structure to enhance training opportunities and exercises.


 
Above: Inflatable Training Area.
Images courtesy British Army / MoD


The innovative system known as the Inflatable Walls Training System (IWTS), consists of modular walls which are completely portable and allows personnel to transport and rapidly build temporary structures wherever it suits the training requirement.

Unlike static structures, the inflatable structure can be easily adapted so that personnel don’t get used to the layout of a particular building. The IWTS delivers a simple but effective replication of urban structures enabling soldiers to learn, develop, master, and most importantly, sustain the individual and collective skills required for the efficient and effective clearance of complex urban structures.



Importantly, the IWTS is also compatible and certified for use with Simunition, allowing Units to combine these training aids to optimise training opportunities.

The soldiers combined and tested the IWTS and Simunition at their barracks in Bulford recently and the training benefits were clear, enabling junior commanders to conduct low level urban skills training in a variety of scenarios.

The system, which was deemed a success, was also demonstrated to senior officers and SMEs from across the Army, and will result in the IWTS being rolled out across the Field Army.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Latest News

Berwick Partners appoints Joe Hughes as Infrastructure Consultant

Executive search firm Berwick Partners has expanded its Built Environment Practice with the appointment of transportation and aviation expert, Joe Hughes.

Scottish Enterprise helps Celestia UK develop advanced antenna systems

Celestia Technologies Group UK Ltd (Celestia UK) will establish an innovative project to develop a fully electronic scanning antenna for use with satellite-based aircraft Wi-Fi applications after receiving a £2.5 million

Cornwall Airport Newquay appoints Pete Downes as Managing Director

Cornwall Airport Newquay has announced that from 4th May 2020, Pete Downes will be its new Managing Director.

Airline CEOs addressing sustainability at Routes Europe 2020

Routes Europe will this April gather senior decision-makers in Bergen, Norway, to place sustainability under the spotlight, as perhaps the most pressing issues facing the aviation industry today.

Aerospace and defence professionals say project planning essential

Good planning is the most important factor for preventing aerospace and defence projects from going over budget, according to new research by the Association for Project Management (APM).

Getac to showcase Body-Worn Camera at Security & Policing

The Getac team will be presenting its latest range of secure rugged mobile computing devices for the security sector - including its Body-Worn Camera - at the Security & Policing Home Office event, being held 3rd - 5th March 2020, at

ODU 0201311219
See us at
SMI favws BT0602040620DVD 2020S&P BT241019040320VIDSE BT1605060320AMAS BT0312270220FIL20BT010819260720