IDEX 2017

Get combat-ready [IDEX17D5]

23 February 2017

Military weapons training is significantly improved with the range of training ammunition and convergence from the UK-based UTM (Ultimate Training Munitions), showing its offerings in the UK pavilion (Stand 05-C27).

The company’s battlefield blank rounds (BBRs) emit a realistic noise and cycle the weapon as normal rounds do, without the need for a blank-firing adaptor (BFA). They also offer increased safety over traditional blanks and are non-toxic.

The silent blank rounds (SBRs) are ‘dry’ fire rounds, which cycle the weapon with no noise or emissions.

These are used to accelerate basic weapons handling skills and to improve classroom training, while also shortening training time.

UTM sees the Gulf as a priority market and actively seeks suitable partners in the region. Said Paul Graham, international sales director: “Having training technology that proves and confirms training methods and doctrine, we are confident the UTM offering increases skills levels and combat-readiness with the most realistic firearm combat training system.”

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