Thales delivers mobile version of Sagittarius Evolution to German Navy's KSM


French company Thales has delivered the mobile version of the Sagittarius Evolution small arms trainer to the Special Forces Command Marine (KSM) of the German Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr).

KSM is a special-purpose force of the German Navy and is based in Eckernförde, Germany.

The system was supplied at the beginning of last year, and is the second mobile version of the company’s simulation platform currently in use.

Thales had delivered the first Sagittarius Evolution system to the KSK in Calw, which is a Special Operations unit of the German Army.

The delivery to KSK was part the development the AGSHP shooting simulator training equipment for small arms fire / handheld anti-tank fire, which was introduced within the German Federal Armed Forces.

The Eckernförde-based Sea Battalion (SeeBtl) will also use the Thales simulator, which was specifically designed for realistic training with chemical and weapons company Dynamit Nobel’s Wirkmittel 90mm low weight weapon.

Thales Deutschland Training and Simulation Domain head Stefan Wey said: “Wirkmittel 90 embodies a new generation of scalable, shoulder-mounted weapon systems at the German Federal Armed Forces.

“At our Sagittarius Evolution, the parameterised modes of actions of the individual types of ammunition can be trained in the simulation in an ideal and realistic way. Thus, the soldiers are optimally prepared for their deployment.”

"Thales’ new system facilitates training using different types of ammunition, with the respective ignition modes that are typical for each kind and their effect on the target."

In addition to handling the fire control unit, Thales’ new system facilitates training using different types of ammunition, with the respective ignition modes that are typical for each kind and their effect on the target.

The several ammunition types include anti-structures munition (ASM), explosive, illumination and smoke.

The new mobile system can be equipped on a needs-orientated basis for specialised forces with specific training scenarios, such as escorting ship convoys and combat search and rescue, networking systems and motion platforms to facilitate complete training in a more realistic manner.

It is typically deployed in hardened rolling containers and features a wireless instructor station on a notebook, while its design enables the system to be set up by two persons in just 15 minutes.