A high tech simulator in Draguignan to train DCI’s foreign trainees

DCI is announcing the acquisition of a new simulator for artillery shootings observation in the international training centre of Draguignan. This simulator will be used to train foreign officers. Composed of one instructor position and six crew positions, this high-tech instruction mean is simulating realistically the physical and tactical environment of artillery observation teams and recreates the technical and physical conditions in which each team member must act to fulfil her/his mission supporting combat units on a theatre of operations.

 The simulator is based on the use of 3D technologies allowing trainees to evolve in a virtual interactive environment. It can create multiple scenarios placing the observation team in realistic operational conditions. It also has office applications which can integrate instructions, presentations or written orders to ease instructors and trainees work. Lastly, the seamless registering of training and practice sessions gives the instructor an excellent analytical and critical capability after action.

“We continue to invest in innovation with this last generation simulator which is going to considerably enhance our foreign officers training. In addition to this very effective simulation mean with regards to training, practical field cases remain necessary to finalise the acquisition of tactical and technical know-how by our trainees,” declares general Patrick Tanguy, DCI-COFRAS director.


About DCI

Created in 1972, DCI is an intermediate sized service company, with the French government as the concurring shareholder. DCI is culturally close to the Ministry of Defence. Its main mission is to transfer to France friendly foreign countries the French armed forces know-how including:

• consulting and assistance throughout the life cycle of armament programmes;

• training engineering in the academic, operational and technical fields.

DCI and its subsidiaries have been partners of the French armed forces for 10 years within the scope of service contracts and are endeavouring to extend their activities to European Union countries.