USAF to Enhance CBRN Training with Argon’s PlumeSIM

Argon Electronics has been contracted by the United States Air Force throughthe Air Force Civil Engineer Center to deliver their PlumeSIM CBRN training system to enhance CBRN exercises during the Silver Flag Exercise Site at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.

PlumeSIM will be used with Argon’s M4 JCAD simulators to create highly realistic CBRN and HazMat exercises, implemented in both virtual and live training environments, according to Argon.

“The system will permit challenging exercises involving Chemical Warfare Agents and Toxic Industrial materials in a wide range of scenarios to be implemented with ease,” Argon said in a statement. “The highly flexible PlumeSIM architecture will enable the system to be expanded to support any future potential CBRN/HazMat simulation requirements the USAF may have.”

The PlumeSIM provides Air Force Emergency Management “with a realistic way to demonstrate their equipment proficiency and knowledge in a CBRN environment during field training exercises without the risk of personnel injury and damage to the environment or operational equipment,” the firm said, adding that “The realistic scenarios and After Action Review capability within PlumeSIM will help ensure Emergency Management response teams maintain the highest standards of readiness, while also providing a valuable means to verify student performance.”

“We are absolutely delighted to be delivering PlumeSIM to one of the foremost CBRN training facilities in the world,” said Argon Managing Director Steven Pike. “The Air Force has been an important and long standing customer of Argon. This contract further demonstrates the importance the US government places on the need to maintain CBRN skills to ensure an effective response capability.”

Argon will be demonstrating PlumeSIM and its range of simulators at the Defence Strategies Institute’s (DSI’s) Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposiumon 17 -18 March 2014 at the Mary M Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

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