Elbit Systems UK’s ICAVS(D) reaches Full Operational Capability at Tidworth event
21 September 2022
London, 21 September 2022 – Elbit Systems UK’s Interim Combined Arms Virtual Simulation (Deployable) (ICAVS(D)) has successfully reached Full Operational Capability (FOC), marked by an achievement event at Tidworth on Salisbury Plain attended by senior figures from industry and government. ICAVS(D) can be viewed at DVD 2022 at UTAC Millbrook, on Elbit Systems UK Stand no. SP-18.
Designed as a pathfinder project for the British Army’s Collective Training Transformation Programme (CTTP), ICAVS(D) entered into service in April this year in line with the agreed delivery schedule.
Using the latest high-specification hardware and Defence Virtual Simulation software, ICAVS(D) delivers immersive virtual tactical training in the Army’s Battlecraft Syllabus, enabling units to get the most out of their live field training exercises. Now in use by both regular and reserve soldiers in the British Army, it provides the ability to conduct collective training and experimentation at a place and time of the units’ choosing, as well as allowing for rehearsal of complex operational environments in all weathers, terrains and environments.
The achievement event at Tidworth marked the delivery of ICAVS(D)’s 25th Training Event and represented the system reaching FOC only five months after coming into service, achieving the September FOC target timeline. The event was attended by representatives from Defence Equipment & Support as well as staff from Army HQ and the Land Warfare Centre, who observed training exercises undertaken by the Army using ICAVS(D).
There are currently four units of ICAVS(D) equipment available at any time for use by the Army and the system is easily deployable at the point of need, with minimal planning and usage constraints, maximising the value of precious live training opportunities. ICAVS(D) can also complement Unit-led training to deliver Section to Battle Group training in challenging and complex high-fidelity environments.
“ICAVS(D) reaching Full Operational Capability is a significant milestone in our contribution to providing advanced training to the British Army. Flexibility and high fidelity are crucial to delivering effective training, and our platform will streamline the Army’s ability to maintain operational readiness for front-line duties.”
Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK
About Elbit Systems UK
Elbit Systems UK Ltd. holds three wholly owned subsidiaries as well as two joint ventures. In total, over 600 personnel are employed by the Elbit Systems UK companies in the UK, in high tech roles in the defence, aerospace and rail sectors. The two joint ventures were formed in order to deliver the Watchkeeper programme for the British Army and to supply and support three fleets of aircraft within the UK MOD Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) programme. Elbit Systems UK is an established supplier to the UK Armed Forces, participating in several major Defence programmes such as Selborne, Morpheus and MEWSIC Increment 1, and delivering the Dismounted Joint Fires Integrator and Joint Fires Synthetic Trainer.