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INDOOR SIMULATED MARKSMANSHIP

 

Master Sgt. Jorge Carrillo, staff non-commissioned officer-in-charge at Marksmanship Training Battalion aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, fires an M72 Light Anti-Tank Weapon, one of the new additions to the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer III. The ISMT III adds three new weapons, 3-D imagery, and enhanced training modes, giving Marines a better, more realistic training experience as they prepare for the complexities of modern warfare. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Ashley Calingo)

Description

The ISMT III (ISMT-III) is a three dimensional simulation based trainer for indoor use capable of instructing in basic and advanced marksmanship, shoot/no-shoot judgment, combat marksmanship, and weapons employment tactics. The trainer consists of an Instructor Station, audio/visual system, and weapons firing positions. Each firing position is capable of operating simulated weapons that includes simulated AT4, M2 (.50 cal), M9, M16A4, M16A2, M4, M32, M27, M72, Fully Sensored, M240G, M203, MK19, MP5, Squad Automatic Weapon, M870 12 gauge shotgun, Shoulder-launched Multi-purpose Assault Weapon, M224 60mm Mortar, M252 81mm Mortar, M4A1, and Joint Services Combat Shotgun.

The ISMT III has five firing lanes per system. The Infantry Squad Trainer (IST) consists of three ISMT III trainers connected as a single system providing fifteen firing positions. A large display device provides simulated targets. The simulated weapons are used to fire upon the simulated targets with an indication of the round fired. The Instructor Station controls the training and provides feedback of the results. ISMT III also provide Forward Observer Spotting/ Control of indirect fire, scenario judgement and night vision training capabilities in addition to the baseline features. The ISMT III systems are used both within the continental United States and outside CONUS.

Operational Impact

The ISMT is used for remedial, virtual, instruction in basic and advanced marksmanship, shoot/no-shoot judgment, combat marksmanship, and weapons employment tactics. This program is required to continue to allow simulated training in myriad scenarios both at home station, during pre-deployment training, and while on deployment.

Program Status

IOC achieved January 2017
FOC expected September 2019

Procurement Profile:
FY 2018 - Qty 0
FY 2019 - Qty 0

AAO= 490

Initial Development Contractor:

MEGITT Defense Systems Inc, 296 Brogdon Road,
Suwanee, GA 30024 USA

Current PDSS/Development Contractor:

MEGITT Defense Systems Inc, 296 Brogdon Road,
Suwanee, GA 30024 USA

 

 

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