A private Indian defence company Zen Technologies has secured an order worth Rs 100 crore from the Ministry of Defence for force-on-force tank training system for the Indian Army's armoured formations.
"This tank training system allows 'tank units' and 'sub-units' to engage in training on real terrains under authentic conditions using their own equipment, without the necessity for live ammunition," Zen Technologies stated in a press release posted on social media platform X.
This marks the first order of tank training system simulators, and the company hopes that this order will lead to further orders from domestic and international customers in the future.
Zen Technologies has also developed another training system — the Armoured Combat Training System (ACTS) for their force-on-force training requirements.
The ACTS, which seamlessly integrates with the Zen Tactical Engagement Simulator (TacSim), is capable of facilitating the force-on-force training of combined arms detachments, including armour, infantry, and supporting arms.
The system can be deployed to coordinate exercises for a combined arms battle group, based on an infantry brigade and a mechanised forces combat group, across various wartime operations.
"This acquisition of such equipment serves as a testament to the unwavering commitment of the Indian Armed Forces to modernise and elevate their training methods, in alignment with the Framework for Simulators issued by the MoD in September 2021. Opting for simulated training not only offers substantial cost and time savings but also significantly boosts efficiency," Zen Technologies stated.
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