XPI Simulation completes CDR of Ajax driver training simulators

XPI Simulation has successfully completed a critical design review (CDR) of driver training simulators for the Ajax armoured fighting vehicle, which is currently being developed for the British Army.

The review moves the simulators for the Ajax vehicle programme towards the production phase.

In 2014, the company received a £20m order from General Dynamics Land Systems – UK to produce 28 driver training simulators for the Ajax programme.

Incorporating approved interfaces, the reconfigurable simulators are the first to follow the UK Ministry of Defence, Training and Education Coherence (DTEC) rule set.

XPI Simulation managing director Simon Skinner said: “Reaching this milestone has been a true team effort. The excellent design work by the XPI team to get to this stage will provide the MOD with the best armoured fighting vehicle driver simulators available.”

XPI Simulation is developing a combination of static and full-motion simulators for all six Ajax vehicles.