Filters for Ajax AFV Training Simulator
The new Ajax simulator shelters from Lockheed Martin incorporate custom filters from MPE. The simulators facilitate the training of turret crews on the British Army’s Ajax, the new multi-role family of medium armoured ﬁghting vehicles (AFVs) designed to be the medium weight core of the British Army’s deployable Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability.
The primary role of Ajax is to provide accurate and timely information to support decision making at all levels, providing commanders with a survivable and capable Ground Mounted Manned Reconnaissance (GMMR) platform, which gives them the ﬂexibility to perform a range of roles across the spectrum of conﬂict.
There are three variants of the training simulator and integral to each simulator shelter variant are customised EMP ﬁlters designed and manufactured by MPE. Following extensive engagement and testing, MPE developed two 63A three-phase custom ﬁlters. These custom ﬁlters are designed to ensure EMP integrity and protection for each simulator shelter. To date MPE has manufactured and supplied 26 custom ﬁlters and follow-on units will be delivered over the next 12 months, giving the British Army the freedom to move them to wherever they are required, rather than having to bring troops to ﬁxed locations. MPE will again be manufacturing ﬁlters throughout this period in support of the delivery phase.