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Guardiaris reveals JLTV crew simulator, a market first

Guardiaris' Joint Light Tactical Vehicle training simulator displayed at Eurosatory 2024, with the driver and remote weapon station positions manned. (Giles Ebbutt)

Slovenian simulation specialist Guardiaris has developed a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) crew training simulator.

Launched at the Eurosatory 2024 defence exhibition held in Paris from 17 to 21 June, it is, as far as Janes is aware, the only specialised JLTV crew simulator on the market. Doron Precision Systems offers a JLTV driver training simulator, but Guardiaris' model features other crew positions as well.

The Guardiaris simulator is designed for customisable vehicle and remote weapon station (RWS) training for four crew members: driver, gunner, commander, and fourth operator. It is a high-fidelity mechanical, functional, and procedural digital replica of the actual vehicle interior mounted on a 6 degrees-of-freedom (DoF) motion platform from Polish firm Motion Systems. This simulates dynamic vehicle motion on multiple terrain types (gravel, concrete, mud, sand, and snow), which can significantly improve driver and crew perception.

Inside the cabin, LCD screens integrated into the cabin walls simulate all windows to provide battlefield views tailored to each crew member's point of view. The system uses Guardiaris' Guard synthetic environment.

The simulator provides training in crew skills including operating procedures, driving and tactical manoeuvring, weapon handling, terrain observation, voice over intercom and radio inter-crew communication, and battle management system (BMS) operation in a variety of combat scenarios.

It is agnostic to user equipment selection. The modular design allows various types of RWSs to be simulated, including the Elbit Systems 12.7 mm remote controlled weapon station (RCWS), Kongsberg's Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) 151 or 153, Rafael's Samson 30 mm, Otokar's Mizrak 30 mm, and Valhalla Turrets' Mangart 25. The appropriate BMS and communications systems can also be replicated.

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