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Lockheed delivers digital range system

Dec. 4, 2012 at 8:51 AM

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A digital range training system has been set up for U.S. Army armored vehicle crews by Lockheed Martin and two more are on the way.

The qualification range is at Fort Bliss, Texas, and is for live fire training in a realistic combat environment for Abrams, Bradley and Stryker gunners. The second range, to be delivered early next year, is planned for the Pohakuloa Training Area in Hawaii, while the third will be also be at Fort Bliss.

"The quality of feedback a soldier and platoon receive about their decisions can make the difference for survivability and mission success in the field," said Jim Weitzel, vice president of training solutions for Lockheed Martin's Global Training and Logistics business.

"The Digital Range Training System is designed to capture imagery and audio inside and outside vehicles from multiple angles, providing commanders and soldiers with actionable data."

Lockheed Martin said that under an Army contract, its work involves modernizing training ranges with digital instrumentation, targetry systems with audiovisual effects, scenario development technology and range control centers.

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