DAILY NEWS Feb 20, 2014 2:18 PM - 0 comments

US Air Force to utilize Argon's PlumeSIM training

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By: HazMat Staff

The U.S. Air Force has contracted Argon Electronics  to deliver PlumeSIM CBRN training system to enhance Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) exercises.

The Silver Flag Exercise Site at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida will utilize Argon’s M4 JCAD simulators to create highly realistic CBRN and HazMat exercises, implemented in both virtual and live training environments. The system will permit challenging exercises involving Chemical Warfare Agents and Toxic Industrial materials in a wide range of scenarios to be implemented with ease. The highly flexible PlumeSIM architecture will enable the system to be expanded to support any future potential CBRN / HazMat simulation requirements the USAF may have.

“We are absolutely delighted to be delivering PlumeSIM to one of the foremost CBRN training facilities in the world,” said Argon Managing Director Steven Pike, in a statement. “The Air Force has been an important and long standing customer of Argon. This contract further demonstrates the importance the U.S. Government places on the need to maintain CBRN skills to ensure an effective response capability,” Pike added.

PlumeSIM provides Air Force Emergency Management with a realistic way to demonstrate their equipment proficiency and knowledge in a CBRN environment during field training exercises without the risk of personnel injury and damage to the environment or operational equipment. The realistic scenarios and After Action Review capability within PlumeSIM will help ensure Emergency Management response teams maintain the highest standards of readiness, while also providing a valuable means to verify student performance.

Argon will be demonstrating PlumeSIM and its range of simulators at the Defence Strategies Institute’s (DSI’s) Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium on March 17 - 18, 2014 at the Mary M Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, Virginia.

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