IDF Commences Exercises in Elbit's New Brigade and Battlegroup Training Center

The center provides commanders and their staff with a realistic operational picture, enables them to operate a range of assets, and compels them to respond to real-time changes, thus testing their ability to adapt to the challenges of battle

The center's brigade command post. Photo: Elbit

Elbit Systems said Monday that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) recently initiated a series of brigade level exercises in the company's new Brigade and Battlegroup Mission Training Center (B2MTC). 

The new center immerses commanders, headquarters staff and two subordinate command levels in high-fidelity combat situations in actual battle zone territory.  The B2MTC presents commanders and their staff with a realistic operational picture, enables them to operate a range of assets, compels them to respond to real-time changes and requires them to cope with tactical communications that are realistically impacted by various effects.

As military operations are becoming increasingly complex, and large-scale exercise opportunities occur less frequently due to cost, logistics and environmental constraints, Elbit's center provides armed forces with a flexible and scalable solution to train commanders and their staff, together with combat support elements, for contemporary multi-domain warfare. 

Supporting large-scale geo-specific terrain, dynamic weather and thousands of virtual entities, the B2MTC offers a uniquely engaging training experience for more than a hundred trainees at a time. The system emulates the realistic flow of information between levels of command and from a range of intelligence, target acquisition and fire functions, enabling complex, joint combat scenarios to be exercised. In-service tactical communication is simulated, with performance realistically impacted by cyber, bandwidth, terrain, weather and other effects. The exercise director can introduce dynamic, on-the-fly changes into the simulation, allowing commanders to test their ability to react and adapt to the challenges of battle. The after-action review and debrief mode offers synchronized playback of the entire exercise, providing trainees with meaningful insight into the consequences of decisions and actions.