Zel Technologies to provide battlefield effects simulator for U.S. Army
ORLANDO, Fla., 29 Aug. 2012. The U.S. Army will be equipping test ranges with battlefield effect simulators to provide warfighters with more realistic training. To accomplish this, the U.S. Army program executive office (PEO) for simulation, training and instrumentation (STRI) has awarded a $35 million contract to Zel Technologies LLC, a technology and consultation company, for the procurement of the Force-on-Target (FOT) Battlefield Effects Simulator (BES) II.
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BES systems are featured on many different test ranges. Multiple PEO STRI programs such as the Remote Target System/Enhanced Remote Target System RETS/ERETS, New Generation Army Targetry System (NGATS), Future Army Systems of Integrated Targets (FASIT), Non-Instrumented (Small Arms), and Instrumented Ranges Digital Range Training System (DRTS) rely on the BES system in order to support the training missions requirements.
Zel Technologies has provided BES systems to the U.S. Army before and has also received contracts with international armed forces. Work for this contract is expected to be completed in August of 2015.