SimCentric are targeting the reduction of fratricide risk in live field firing by launching SAF-Foresight at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2018 in Orlando, Florida, 26 – 30 November 2018.
SimCentric Vice President Strategy, Mr Gareth Collier commented “Complex live fire military training incorporating combined arms, simultaneous manoeuvre and night serials is inherently dangerous. Modern militaries are still only able to apply human judgement and intervention to mitigate potentially catastrophic risks. SAF-Foresight represents a quantum leap in safety and fratricide risk reduction for live fire military training” Mr Collier said.
“We are continuing a very aggressive roadmap into 2019 in conjunction with our various military stakeholders, with our goal being to help bring all soldiers home safely from every training activity.” Mr Collier said.
An early adopter of SAF-Foresight has included the Royal Australian Army Director of Land Simulation, Lieutenant Colonel Jason Mildon, who says SAF-Foresight represents the next step in the Australian Army’s modernisation of its Land Range and Target Systems, “Developed in conjunction with Subject Matter Experts from the School of Infantry and the Combined Arms Training Centre, SAF-Foresight will support the rapid, accurate generation of the complex live fire activities and range design required to support the effective preparation of our Land Forces,” according to Mildon.
In development for over a year in conjunction with key stakeholders across ABCA and NATO nations, SAF-Foresight is a live fire exercise planning, management, visualization, briefing, risk mitigation, and safety alert intervention tool aimed at the reduction of fratricide risk in live fire military training.