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Lockheed Martin Unveils First-Ever Digital Air Ground Integration Range Capability

US: Lockheed Martin has enabled the US Army to conduct more realistic live fire training and accelerate learning with the delivery of the Digital Air Ground Integration Range (DAGIR). DAGIR is the first range in US Army history to integrate air and ground assets across a digitally powered range, providing higher-fidelity performance data so that soldiers receive more comprehensive feedback during training. Delivered to the US Army Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), DAGIR allows ground maneuver units and attack aviation to coordinate, synchronize and engage targets in the same battle space for maximum weapons training effectiveness. During the government acceptance test, Lockheed Martin demonstrated range capabilities including a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise.

“The Digital Air Ground Integration Range offers more realistic training, helping soldiers, crews and platoons build confidence as they prepare for missions they’ll face in today’s operational environment. As the leader in military training and simulation, Lockheed Martin integrated a variety of innovative technologies to make DAGIR the most advanced digital US Army range in existence today,” said Jim Weitzel, Vice President of Training Solutions for Lockheed Martin’s Mission System and Training business. According to a company spokesperson, DRTS ranges are low-risk, mature and flexible systems. From crew-level to platoons, soldiers are immersed in realistic live fire training exercises with threat, neutral and friendly simulations. Earlier this year, the company inserted new technologies into DRTS enabling after-action reviews with almost movie-like visuals, ensuring vehicle crew evaluators have top-caliber visual, audio and virtual feedback to help crews learn from their training experience.

Source: Lockheed Martin