VRAI secures major contract for British Army’s MLRS simulator

By Defence Industry Europe

VRAI has been awarded a substantial GBP 288,000 contract to develop a state-of-the-art tactical simulator for the British Army’s Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS), enhancing training efficiency while cutting costs and carbon emissions.


Introducing the MLRS tactical capability trainer

This innovative system, dubbed the MLRS Tactical Capability Trainer, is designed to replicate the MLRS cab environment, providing a realistic and immersive training experience. The main goal is to improve the operational effectiveness of crew members and provide a sustainable training solution that reduces the environmental impact.



Leveraging data with HEAT

A key component of the new system is VRAI’s proprietary HEAT mechanism, which stands for “Hardware Enabled Analytical Training.” This technology captures, stores, and analyzes data on trainee performance during simulations. By harnessing these insights, HEAT aims to optimize training outcomes and enhance decision-making processes.

Niall Campion, VRAI’s Managing Director for Customer & Product, highlighted the significance of this advancement. “We believe that data is the untapped resource in simulation training,” he explained. “HEAT is designed to turn this resource into actionable insights, paving the way for the future development of AI-powered adaptive technologies.”



A revolutionary step for training

The simulator will be utilized by the Royal Artillery’s Army Reserve units, the Geordie and West Riding Gunners. Funded by the UK Ministry of Defence, this project marks a significant technological leap for the only British Army unit that maintains and trains on the armored tracked M270 MLRS.

Major Paul Spencer of the 101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery emphasized the transformative potential of this technology. “The MLRS Tactical Capability Trainer (Pathfinder) system is a fully immersive simulator that allows MLRS detachments to conduct all their drills in a tactical environment,” he said. “The ability to use data to enhance crew performance and provide actionable feedback will be a game changer.”



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