Elbit Systems UK Awarded Contract for Future Armoured Vehicle Training


Elbit Systems UK has been awarded a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence to provide, maintain and operate the Ground Manoeuvre Synthetic Trainer system (GMST) for the Boxer armoured vehicles and Challenger 3 tanks under the British Army’s Project Vulcan.

The initial phase of delivery of Elbit Systems UK’s systems will support the first arrivals of the British Army’s new Mechanised Infantry Vehicle – Boxer. The initial capability provided by Elbit Systems UK will provide a comprehensive Platform Trainer, delivering both collective and individual training requirements.

The programme will include high fidelity driver trainers and cabins for turret and armament variants backed up by a full digital, training management system.

Elbit Systems UK’s open architecture and common digital systems support the delivery of an agile, interchangeable platform capability. The simulators will be networked to allow soldiers to train simultaneously in different formations, vehicles and locations. It can also be adapted to meet the training needs of all future armoured vehicles for the Army.

The contract will directly create and sustain jobs across a number of sites in the UK, within existing Elbit Systems UK facilities, a UK supply chain and on Army locations. This adds to recent investments made in staff and facilities to support the continued delivery of a number of high-tech programmes for the Armed Forces.

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world.