12 Sep 22. InVeris Training Solutions launches 100C Marksmanship, Virtual Training System.
- State-Specific Law Enforcement Courseware Speeds (Re) Qualification
InVeris Training Solutions, a Pine Island Capital Partners company, today announced the launch of a new training solution: the 100C Marksmanship, a projection-based virtual training system that creates a realistic environment for trainees to hone their marksmanship skills with advanced performance analytics.
The 100C features basic to expert-level courses of fire, state-specific courseware and provides detailed analytical shooting fundamentals feedback: grip, sight alignment and picture, trigger control, and recoil management. These features help ensure weapons-handling requirements are consistently met by the trainee. Additionally, InVeris subject matter experts are available for consultation and development of custom courses of fire to aid instructors in maximizing trainee skills to meet current or future qualification doctrine.
“The 100C delivers the precision training capabilities needed to quickly improve the performance of all shooters, regardless of skill level” said Joseph Hall, InVeris Training Subject Matter Expert, Former USAMU, USAR team member, and winner of the 2016 National Matches. “The system supports basic firearms training as well as advanced marksmanship drills to identify shooting deficiencies by providing in-depth diagnostics for both pistols and rifles,” he further explained.
The 100C comes in a case, the size of a range bag, making it easy to transport, set up, and practice almost anywhere. The system supports industry leading InVeris Training Solution’s BlueFire® simulated weapons that deliver the highest level of fidelity and realism; laser insert weapons are also supported.
“The 100C-Marksmanship uses a premium ballistically-accurate library to deliver the best simulated range environment available to law enforcement,” said Robert Beliles, Chief Product Officer, InVeris Training. “The system dramatically improves preparedness to perform at a live range while its portability, “free” virtual ammunition, and price point reduces the cost of training.”
The 100C-Marksmanship System is orderable today. Contact an Inveris Training Solutions sales representative for additional details or a demonstration. (Source: ASD Network)
15 Sep 22. OR ANG’s 173rd Fighter Wing airmen and soldiers train to stand-up JISCC. The joint effort allowed personnel to enhance their emergency response capabilities in times of disasters. Airmen from the Oregon Air National Guard (ANG) together with their Army counterparts from Salem have carried out joint training to set up satellite communication capability. Conducted on 10 September, the domestic operations skills training was performed to stand up the Joint Incident Sight Communication Capability (JISCC). As part of the effort, the Oregon ANG’s 173rd Fighter Wing Communications Flight and the Army National Guard Salem practised setting up a radio tower and an internet satellite.
Deployed airmen and soldiers installed two main pieces of equipment to establish the JISCC. It includes the satellite terminal and the multiband omnidirectional antenna. The satellite terminal is meant to provide average commercial internet speeds in the area where it is installed. It can also communicate with any JISCC.
Oregon National Guard Army sergeant Christopher Brewer said: “The multiband omnidirectional antenna enables users to connect to ultra-high-frequency (UHF), very high-frequency (VHF) and 700 and 800 bands simultaneously.
“The goal is to set up in 45 minutes to one hour for an experienced team, which requires training like we’re doing today.”
After installation, a 12-panel solar system unit and generators were used for supplying power to the communication tools.
Besides, the 270th Air Traffic Control Squadron supplied battery storage for the solar unit.
The entire stand-up allows JISCC to operate in an austere environment during the day or night to provide crucial functions during disasters.
173rd Communications Flight commander captain Tracy Coon said: “Our goal is to have members that are trained and ready to go out the door, utilising domestic response capability of JISCC.
“If disaster strikes, we then have tools and Airmen needed to support emergency response efforts to enhance aid to citizens of Oregon.”
13 Sep 22. SA Navy keeping cards close to chest on Ibsamar platform deployment. With a month go to before the SA Navy (SAN) takes part in its first major real time exercise with foreign fleets in over two years, the t’s are currently being crossed and i’s dotted at a final planning conference in Gqeberha. The 2022 iteration of Exercise Ibsamar is set to run from 13 to 18 October in Algoa Bay, with exercise headquarters at Naval Station Gqeberha.
Five months ago, defenceWeb was told the maritime service of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) would be deploying one of its Valour Class frigates and a pair of Maritime Reaction Squadron (MRS) boarding teams. This was never confirmed, with the Joint Operations Division saying this week, in response to a defenceWeb enquiry, “confirmation of forces involved” along with force structure will be made public after this week’s final planning conference.
There was, at the time of publishing, no indication of platform types and numbers, including air assets, the Brazilian and Indian navies would despatch to South Africa for the exercise. This is standard operating procedure with the host country’s navy advising on visiting ships, personnel and, if deployed, maritime aviation assets. It is possible the Indian Navy frigate INS Tarkash will be in South Africa for Ibsamar, as the vessel is on a multi-country voyage that saw her in Nigeria last week.
Drills that will feature on the Ibsamar roster are believed to include navigation; Officer of the Watch (OOW) manoeuvres; fleet work; communication procedures; visit board, search and seizure (VBSS) and helicopter operations.
When deployed vessels from the three fleets come alongside at the Eastern Cape naval station next month it will be the seventh Ibsamar naval exercise.
While not as close – time-wise – as Ibsamar, Exercise Oxide set down for 14 to 30 November is on track with a final planning conference held in the second week of this month.
SAN assets will work alongside French naval assets based in the Indian Ocean off South Africa’s Western Cape coast. As with Ibsamar, types and numbers of assets are not yet in the public domain with indications French maritime aviation and naval platforms will transit to South Africa from Reunion. Latest update from the Joint Operations Division on Oxide is once French confirmation of discussions and decisions taken at the final planning conference is approved and received details will be released. (Source: https://www.defenceweb.co.za/)
12 Sep 22. USAF’s B-1B Lancers conduct BTF mission in USSOUTHCOM AOR. The mission intended to bolster ability to respond to illegal fishing and maintain regional security. The US Air Force (USAF) has deployed its B-1B Lancer aircraft to carry out a continental US (CONUS) to CONUS bomber task force (BTF) mission. The mission was conducted in support of the US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).
The B-1B Lancer aircraft from the 7th Operations Group have already departed from Dyess Air Force Base (AFB) on 7 September.
USSOUTHCOM leadership said: “This kind of regional military engagement strengthens our partnership with Ecuador and Panama and enhances interoperability and improves our collective readiness for a range of potential future operations – from disaster relief to humanitarian assistance to security operations.
“When our forces train alongside one another we improve our ability to work together in times of crisis.”
As part of this operation, aircrew of the deployed aircraft integrated with partner nations in the USSOUTHCOM AOR to perform a wide variety of missions, including air-to-air refuelling of the B-1B Lancers from the MacDill AFB-based tanker aircraft.
It also involved a mission to counter illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador.
The latest deployment marks the fourth BTF mission conducted this year.
Other missions include one Indo-Pacific Command AOR mission, one BTF deployment to the Royal Air Force Fairford, UK and one CONUS to CONUS mission to the US Africa Command AOR.
Conducted by the US Air Force Global Strike Command, the BTF missions aim to boost the nation’s commitment with their allies and partner nations to maintain security and stability in the region.
7th Bomber Wing commander colonel Joseph Kramer said: “These bomber missions demonstrate our ability to respond to threats in today’s complex, dynamic and volatile global security environment anytime, anywhere.” (Source: airforce-technology.com)
09 Sep 22. RAN, RAAF gear up for Exercise Kakadu. A host of military vessels and aircraft will be supported by thousands of personnel from over 20 nations as part of this year’s iteration of the RAN-led exercise. Exercise Kakadu 2022 (KA22) is set to commence on Monday (12 September) involving more than 15 vessels, over 30 aircraft and approximately 3,000 personnel from more than 20 countries. Conducted in the Northern Australian Exercise, KA22 will be led by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and supported by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
The biennial exercise, which commenced in 1993, is the RAN’s flagship international engagement activity.
In addition to an at-sea exercise program, KA22 is expected to involve a harbour phase comprising briefings, a Fleet Commanders and Senior Leaders’ conference, cultural events, sports and social functions.
Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mark Hammond, welcomed the arrival of personnel from partner nations.
“Exercise Kakadu is Navy’s most significant international engagement activity and is vital for building relationships between participating countries,” VADM Hammond said.
“The theme for this year’s exercise is ‘Partnership, Leadership, Friendship’ and we aim to demonstrate that in spades over 15 days of intense activity at sea and ashore.”
Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Earley, noted the importance of KA22, which marks the 15th iteration.
“Exercise Kakadu provides an excellent opportunity for regional partners to undertake multinational maritime activities ranging from constabulary operations to high-end maritime warfare in a combined environment,” RADM Earley said.
“As our exercise is being conducted in the Northern Australian Exercise area, I would like to extend a thank you to the Northern Territory community for their continued support and interest, and a warm welcome to our international participants to a beautiful part of our country.”
KA22 is scheduled to conclude on Saturday, 24 September.
The commencement of the RAN-led international exercise comes less than a week after the conclusion of Exercise Pitch Black 22.
Exercise Pitch Black 2022 officially wrapped up following a series of multinational air domain exercises in the Northern Territory from 19 August to 8 September.
Approximately 2,500 military personnel and 100 aircraft from 17 nations took part in this year’s iteration, operating out of RAAF Base Darwin, RAAF Bases Tindal and Amberley.
This represented the largest international contingent in the exercise’s history, with Australian forces joined by counterparts from Canada, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, the UK and the USA.
Notably, aircraft from Germany, Japan and the Republic of Korea participated for the first time.
RAAF F-35A Lightning II aircraft also took to the skies for their inaugural participation in the exercise, operated by Nos. 3 and 75 Squadrons. (Source: Defence Connect)
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InVeris Training Solutions combines an agile approach with an unmatched expertise in training technology to design and deliver customized, cutting-edge, first-rate training solutions that keep military, law enforcement and commercial range customers safe, prepared and ready to serve – Because Seconds Matter™. With a portfolio of technology-enabled training solutions, and a team of 400 employees driven to innovate, InVeris Training Solutions is the global leader in integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training solutions. With its legacy companies, FATS® and Caswell, InVeris Training Solutions has fielded over 15,500 live-fire ranges and 7,500 virtual systems globally during its 95-year history. The Company is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia and partners with clients in the US and around the world from facilities on five continents.