• Austrian Armed Forces teams and squads can now train on Guardiaris' latest indoor training solutions
  • They will use the system for tactical training of professional soldiers and military police

Guardiaris officially handed over five Small Arms Tactical Trainers (SATT) to the Austrian Armed Forces, installed in five different military facilities around Austria. The official ceremony took place in Bruckneudorf, at the renovated and modernized military training area. Among the high military rank officials, the official ceremony was attended also by Klaudia Tanner, Federal Austrian Minister of Defence. The investment presents a great milestone in the concept of tactical training of the Austrian Armed Forces, with trainee-oriented simulation trainers.

From today on, Austrian Armed Forces teams and squads in Sankt Michael, Klagenfurt, Bruckneudorf, Saalfelden and Absam military facilities (to be installed in one week's time) can train on Guardiaris' latest indoor training solutions. The SATT system enables both comprehensive marksmanship and tactical training, performed with small arms and light weapons on an individual or team level. However, Austrian Armed Forces will use the system for tactical training of professional soldiers and military police, where soldiers will train team-level tactics, hone communication skills, and combat effectiveness in various tactical situations created in computer-generated (synthetic) environment. Simultaneously up to eight soldiers can participate in a common customized scenario, displayed on the projection screens. 

The SATT system runs on patented laser-less technology, enabled by the SAS module. It allows soldiers to move freely within a designated area while using any type of weapons, ranging from various types of small arms, mortars, combat vehicle trainers, and other support weapons. The unrestricted changing of soldiers' positions and poses will significantly enhance training authenticity and immersion. The exact soldier and 6D weapon position and orientation are tracked in real-time, giving the trainer instant insights of trainees' behavior and focus specifics. High-fidelity visual and aural feedback, coupled with a special sound floor that emulates the physical shock of real battlefield situations, produces additional stress and elevates training complexity. The following allow conscripts to train not only physical skills but also focus and preparedness.  

The system is supported by Guardiaris’ 3D game engine GUARD, which features fast real-world terrain data integration. Any standardized real-world digital terrain data (Digital Elevation Models - DEM) can be used, resulting in a highly realistic synthetic environment replica of real-world terrain. It also features dynamic weather, artificial intelligence, true-to-life vehicle dynamics, accurate weapon ballistics, and full HLA interoperability. 

Precise After-Action Review enables collecting of all detailed data on shooters focus, body posture, 6D position and orientation of the weapon, scenario events, that are instantly available for qualitative analysis, resulting in rapid adaptation and personalization of training. After-Action Review with “3D replay feature” assists instructors in analyzing soldiers’ performance and provides detailed exercise diagnostics.

All the SATT trainers for the Austrian Armed Forces were customized and designed in close cooperation with Colonel Wolfgang Habitzl from the Austrian Armed Forces. All the trainers will provide customized scenarios with a 3D synthetic environment and other supporting features that will optimize the current training strategy of Austrian soldiers and enhance their skills.