After the successful Integrated Organisational Learning System project, facilitated through Dstl’s Transforming Training, Education and Preparation (TTEP) project and in response to an ‘Open Call’ to the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), Cervus Defence and Security Limited have successfully developed and tested, with a Defence end-user, a system capable of transforming the way in which service personnel at all levels receive feedback during all aspects of live fire training.
Working alongside the Royal Marines, Cervus have developed Smartshooter Intelligent Enhanced Trainer (SiET). Using Commercial-off-the-shelf equipment and existing infrastructure along with some bespoke engineered equipment. SiET offers the user and the chain of command the complete marksmanship picture, capturing individual and team performance during dry training, blank firing, live fire marksmanship training and demanding live fire tactical training.
Capturing the individual’s marksmanship performance from an in-service MantisX weapon sensor and pairing the fire event to the data captured from individually or collectively fired-on instrumented targets, SiET provides detailed analytics for all marksmanship training. This detailed analysis enhances individual and team performance by identifying issues early, providing direct-to-user feedback and through provision of extensive after-action review. The data is processed and stored in the cloud (or local instances) and can be used in the future to inform the development and enhancement of marksmanship training to make a more lethal and effective fighting force.
The Cervus aim was to demonstrate, through prototyping, an innovative Instrumented Live Fire (ILF) Capability at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7. Our aim was to ensure that such a demonstration was conducted in the hands of the end-user and in the context in which it is expected that the solution would be employed.