08 December 2021
by Giles Ebbutt
Ravenswood has upgraded some of its MGTS components for the British Army TESIK contract: FREDI-T (left), O / C / M tablet (center), ECM emulator (right). (Giles Ebbutt)
Ravenswood Solutions developed new capabilities for its Tactical Engagement Simulation System instrumentation for British Army training facilities in Kenya, which were showcased at the Inter-Service / Industrial Training, Simulation and D Education (I / ITSEC) 2021 held in Orlando, Florida from November 29. to December 3.
Ravenswood, in partnership with RUAG and QinetiQ, won the Kenya Tactical Engagement Simulation (TESIK) contract in 2020, replacing Saab. Ravenswood said
that it was awaiting formal certification to achieve initial operational capability, having supported three exercises in 2021 with preliminary capability. Final acceptance testing of the new system, which is based on Ravenswood’s existing Mobile Ground Truth System (MGTS), will take place in early 2022. The first major exercise in service with it will follow thereafter.
Ravenswood has upgraded its MGTS tracking device, Improved Landed First Responder (FREDI) instrumentation, for the new contract. The upgraded unit, known as the FREDI-T, is lighter (less than 900g) than its predecessor, has faster update rates, and includes multiple Personal Area Network (PAN) capability. levels.
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