Target practice -- Simulator acquaints new Soldiers with weapons
By Wallace McBride, Fort Jackson LeaderMarch 27, 2014
FORT JACKSON ,S.C. (March 27, 2014) -- The Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 allows new Soldiers to get acquainted with weapons on a simulated firing range, providing realistic marksmanship and combat scenario training for common small arms and crew-served weapons in the Army inventory.
The EST 2000 is a laser-based, indoor, multipurpose arms trainer for 11 individual and crew served weapons, including pistols, rifles, shotguns, machine guns, antitank weaponry and grenade launchers.
The system displays targets, terrain and weapons effects in a real time presentation on a screen 26 feet from the firer. The firing Soldier experiences an approximation to the actual weapon's sound, weight and recoil.