XCALIBR extends and redefines traditional marksmanship training.  Our innovative data capture, analysis and feedback system unlocks significant performance improvements by seamlessly connecting any/all firearms training (dry drills; blank firing; Airsoft; SimunitionTM; static ranges; live firing tactical training etc…) into a single measurable performance continuum.  This ‘evolve to open’ approach extends in-service capabilities, integrates novel systems and exploits the un-tapped data they generate. XCALIBR brings cutting-edge real-time data insights to traditional marksmanship training.

Problem Space

  • There is a strongly indicated user need for effective data capture/exploit in Live Fire Tactical Training (LFTT)
  • Our experienced team understand the significant gap between Live Fire Marksmanship Training (LFMT) and LFTT performance rates – in no small part due to the lack of measurability in many live fire systems.
  • Most in-service training management and recording systems have an over-reliance on subjective feedback during LFTT making performance hard to quantify and even harder to track through a soldier, sailor, marine, airman or law-enforcement officer’s career.
  • Novel/Extended use of Live Simulation equipment for live firing is reliant on cumbersome infrastructure and soldier-worn systems.
  • There is a growing appetite for broader After-Action Review (AAR), personalisation of feedback and aggregation of results across different user groups.

Building on proven success

We have taken the success gained during our DASA funded SiET Project and continued the growth of this user-focused capability. Now fielded into the British Army’s Infantry Training Centre, Catterick, XCALIBR is proving to accelerate and enhance marksmanship training for all users. With the ability to aggregate results from the simplest of individual activities, through into complex live firing tactical training events, XCALIBR is part of the single measurement environment that we at Cervus aspire to support; understanding the individual contribution to collective performance is built-in from the start.

One of the key parts of Future Soldier is preparing our forces to fight. This system allows us to train our marksmanship skills better. If we shoot better, we’re more likely to defeat our adversaries..
SO2 Combat Training

XCALIBR is a minimally invasive system that, for low physical burden (a mobile phone and MantisX weapon sensor), provides the Front-Line operator and range management teams with interconnected insights (powered by our Hive 2.0 analytics engine).

With input from Soldiers and Royal Marines in the UK, XCALIBR has been designed and developed with the focus on the Front-Line Operator.


Leveraging on in-service capability and novel technologies XCALIBR provides the Front-Line Operator with:

  • A comprehensive Digital Shooting Record, capturing;
    • All marksmanship activities
    • Every trigger pull and shot fired
    • Marksmanship feedback for every shot
    • Hit data from instrumented targets
    • GPS and route traces for tactical training events
    • Local weather data
    • Heart Rate and Breathing Rate, aligned to the shot and hit
  • Individual performance on a collective range
    • XCALIBR provides the ability to match an individual’s shots to hits on a collectively fired on target. You can now identify who is truly effective during team live fire tactical training.
  • Collective After Action Review
    • Review and analyse individual and team performance for all marksmanship training.
    • Download reports.
    • Detailed training assurance conducted remotely.


The benefits of XCALIBR

Utilising XCALIBR has proven benefits of:

  • Improving marksmanship through early fault diagnosis and correction.
  • Enhanced lethality – doubling first time Annual Combat Marksmanship Test pass rate at the British Army Infantry Training Centre.
  • Scored live fire tactical training – from team down to individual performance.
  • Training Assurance for every marksmanship training activity.
  • Digitised records of training, saving time and effort of completing spreadsheets and reports.

The journey continues with a growing number of integrations: extracting data from new targets; new weapons; new functionality. XCALIBR can adapt and grow as technology advances, in line with user needs, wants and aspirations.