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USAF to enhance CBRN training with Argon’s PlumeSIM

Written by Steven Pike on 17 Feb 2014

Argon Electronics has been contracted by the United States Air Force through the Air Force Civil Engineer Center to deliver their PlumeSIM CBRN training system to enhance CBRN exercises at the Silver Flag Exercise Site at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.

PlumeSIM will be used with 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.

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 Managing Director Steven Pike stated, “We are absolutely delighted to be delivering PlumeSIM to one of the foremost CBRN training facilities in the world. 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.”

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

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Steven Pike

Written by Steven Pike

Steven Pike is the Founder and Managing Director of Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. A graduate of the University of Hertfordshire, Steven has been awarded a number of international patents relating to the field of hazardous material training systems and technology.