A simulator is probably less nerve-wracking for a trainee – and the instructor – than getting driver training in a real vehicle in real driving situations.
More importantly for the military, ThoroughTec offers its operating training simulator as a most economic solution “to train large numbers of personnel on a wide range of vehicles and systems”, says David Cooke, military business development manager.
Durban-based ThoroughTec is showcasing its driver-training simulator based on a MAN truck at AAD 2014 as well as its tactical simulation capabilities. This South African company is the largest single supplier of driver and tactical simulators to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). It has built tactical training simulators for the SANDF’s armoured fighting vehicles such as the Ratel and Rooikat, as well as main battle tanks and anti-tank guided missile vehicles.
On top of this, advanced operator driver trainers have been developed for armoured personnel carriers, gunnery and tactical crew training simulators for all four variants of the latest Badger infantry combat vehicle now being produced by Denel, and numerous car and truck simulators.
Most recently, ThoroughTec has supplied advanced driver-training systems to the Swedish and Croatian armed forces.
With more than 20 years of experience, ThoroughTec is one of the world leaders in military simulation. It is the de facto supplier of simulator systems to South Africa and a number of foreign militaries, including Australia. The Cyberwar range of military operator training and tactical crew training simulators is built to the highest standards of military system engineering at ThoroughTec’s state-of-the-art facility in Durban.
Potential customers can experience these hightech simulators hands-on at ThoroughTec’s Stand E1 in Hangar 5.