Eurosatory 2014

Training for NEMO (ES14E1)

16 June 2014

Being launched on the international market for the first time at Eurosatory (Hall 6, Stand E530) is the Finnish Patria NEMO (NEw MOrtar) training simulator.

It is being shown linked to a Patria Armoured Modular Vehicle (AMV) being used in the command post role, which would send target acquisition information to the 120mm NEMO turret mortar systems.

According to Patria, the simulator provides a totally realistic training environment for all types of fire missions that the 120mm NEMO turret-mounted mortar can be expected to carry out and results in faster and more cost-effective training for the NEMO gunner/commander.

The trainer consists of real 120mm NEMO operating software and hardware including the control stick, turret and fire management systems, panels and displays. This is all packaged into a compact simulator cabin and uses a high fidelity VBS2 (Virtual Battle Space 2) based environment with extensive networking capabilities.

This makes it possible for a typical platoon of three NEMO systems to connect under the overall control of an instructor operator station (IOS), which can monitor and record the performance of each NEMO gunner/commander in training.

Two customers have ordered the NEMO turret-mounted mortar system, with deliveries already under way. GDLS Canada has signed a contract for 36, for installation on Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) being supplied to the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG).

The United Arab Emirates have ordered eight naval versions for installation on their new coastal craft and these have a stabilised fire-on-the-move capability and are optimised for use in the harsh naval environment.

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