During the summer RUAG delivered about 30 C-IED training kits to the German Armed Forces which will be used from the beginning of October 2016 for training at the German Army’s Combat Training Centre (GÜZ). The kits mainly consist of laser radios and pyrotechnics which serve for simulating blasts. The components interact with the harnesses the soldiers wear whereby data can be recorded and After Action Reviews can thus be carried out. The RUAG system allows both training in indoor and outdoor environments.
The delivery also included systems that can be worn by the soldiers directly on the body; this is a version that enables the simulation of suicide attacks.
During training with the RUAG C-IED training kits soldiers will have the opportunity to learn how diverse IEDs work and how to behave in case one is triggered. Furthermore, RUAG assists the German Armed Forces with respective exercises in order to further enhance the training effectiveness and to be able to make full use of the technological possibilities of the components starting in October.
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