Lockheed Martin Delivers First-Ever Digital Air Ground Integration Range Capability to U.S. Army
ORLANDO, Fla., October 9, 2014 – Lockheed Martin has enabled the U.S. Army to conduct more realistic live fire training and accelerate learning with the delivery of the Digital Air Ground Integration Range (DAGIR). DAGIR is the first range in U.S. Army history to integrate air and ground assets across a digitally powered range, providing higher-fidelity performance data so that soldiers receive more comprehensive feedback during training.
Delivered to the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), DAGIR allows ground maneuver units and attack aviation to coordinate, synchronize and engage targets in the same battle space for maximum weapons training effectiveness. During the government acceptance test, Lockheed Martin demonstrated range capabilities including a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise.
Provided under the Digital Range Training System (DRTS) program, DAGIR now becomes the largest and most dynamic U.S. Army training range, located at Fort Bliss, Texas.
“The Digital Air Ground Integration Range offers more realistic training, helping soldiers, crews and platoons build confidence as they prepare for missions they’ll face in today’s operational environment,” said Jim Weitzel, vice president of Training Solutions for Lockheed Martin’s Mission System and Training business. “As the leader in military training and simulation, Lockheed Martin integrated a variety of innovative technologies to make DAGIR the most advanced digital U.S. Army range in existence today.”
Lockheed Martin’s DRTS ranges are low-risk, mature and flexible systems. From crew-level to platoons, soldiers are immersed in realistic live fire training exercises with threat, neutral and friendly simulations. Earlier this year, the company inserted new technologies into DRTS enabling after-action reviews with almost movie-like visuals, ensuring vehicle crew evaluators have top-caliber visual, audio and virtual feedback to help crews learn from their training experience.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.