Thales to Develop New Joint Forces Training System

Thales will develop transmission network simulator for training soldiers in a joint forces environment, the company announced Tuesday.

The company won a contract to design the MASTER simulator with a combination of simulation techniques and actual transmissions to help train French army personnel.

The system is scheduled to be operational and made available to the army’s signals academy in May 2014, following a qualification period of several months.

MASTER will provide instructors with the facilities to run operational scenario exercises, assess trainees and perform end-of-course debriefing.

Previously, the French army used the SEMSIC simulator for instructing and training personnel to use the Reseau Integre des Transmissions Automatiques network.

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