By closely monitoring the movements and activity of the exercise players the analyst operator is able to provide support to the exercise director, keeping him in close touch with the developing situation and alerting him of critical events. He notes and highlights significant actions and occurrences for later reference and their possible use in AAR. He also works in close co-operation with the military staff to plan and activate indirect fire missions, triggering them as directed.
Saab can provide well trained, experienced ex-soldiers who will be responsible for ensuring that the exercise meets its training objectives. By working in partnership with the tactical organization undergoing training they are able to monitor all facets of the exercise and will provide the exercise director with the level of situational awareness required so that he may adjust the exercise activity and tempo as necessary. They will provide vital independent feedback and contribute to the AAR as well as produce input for the Post Exercise Report (PXR).
For a simulation exercise to be entirely effective it must also utilise noise and visual stimulus to convince the soldiers that they are in combat situation. Saab will provide an efficient means of generating noise and smoke to indicate the presence of artillery and mortar fire or of exploding mines. Their fire marker teams will plan, prepare and initiate those effects to provide a realistic representation of indirect fire, minefield and NBC simulation; where and when required.
EXCON Operator Technician
Saab’s Operator Technicians take responsibility for the preparation of the EXCON environment and will ensure that it functions efficiently on a day to day basis throughout the exercise – 24/7. These tasks include the maintenance of the exercise database and ensuring that data is properly organized and stored for later use so that it is readily available for use in AAR, PXR or Take Home Packages.
Opposing Force (OPFOR)
Saab can provide skilled OPFOR role players who are able to accurately emulate real life enemies and so create a more realistic experience for their training opponents. The use of such personnel enhances training realism and stimulates soldiers to react appropriately to threat situations that may involve conventional troops, irregular forces, terrorists or insurgents. Dressed and armed in the appropriate manner the OPFOR will have been trained to accurately portray the desired threat, taking account of cultural considerations, language and behaviour variables.