19 Jun 2018

81mm Mortar Full Task Trainer Capability Presentation Day


The UK MOD is researching the options available for a full task 81mm mortar training system to enhance the realism of collective training and also individual and detachment skills ab initio. It is envisaged that potential solutions will replicate the operation of all aspects of the mortar platoon from the mortar detachment to the command post and also the Mortar Fire Controller. It is anticipated that it will also enhance evaluation of training with real-time after action reviews and have the existing ability or the development potential to operate with the in-service suite of Tactical Engagement Simulation (TES) Systems and the Indoor Fires Trainer.

Aims of the Day

  1. To demonstrate to Defence that industry has produced mature and viable training solutions of a High Technology Readiness Level.
  2. To assist the internal Defence discussion as to how to train mortars in the future, including more efficient training output.

Organisations are invited to deliver a PowerPoint (or equivalent) presentation and practical demonstration of their products to a captive audience. Any requirements to use specific facilities of the Land Warfare Centre such as Dismounted Close Combat Trainer must be requested in advance.

Any organisation wishing to participate in this Capability Presentation Day should respond to the Army Requirement Manager via Benjamin.cox395@mod.gov.uk by 17:00hrs on 2 July 2018 accompanied by an overview of their products. Please note that we require responses through your business email address only; response by personal email will not be accepted.

Responses should include the names and positions of the proposed attendees. Organisations attending will be limited to a maximum of three representatives; however, if the event is oversubscribed the available places will be limited to two per organisation. The Authority will release an agenda and timings following registration closure. There will be an opportunity for questions. All questions and responses will be recorded and made available to attendees.

There is no commitment on the part of the Authority to enter into any binding contractual arrangement(s) following engagement with suppliers through this Capability Presentation Day. Suppliers should note that participation in the Capability Presentation Day is entirely voluntary and the Authority will not bear any associated costs.

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