An innovative, fully-immersive combat simulator for individual soldiers is one of the many military training systems to be on display next week at the Israel's only major international military and police trade show, the Israel Defense Expo.
An annual event, the Israel Defense Exhibition (ISDEF) in Tel Aviv is the place where the world's military manufacturers conduct their business with prospective clients in Israel's defense industry.
"Being the only major international defense exhibition in Israel, ISDEF attracts top key players, political and government figures," said organizers in a statement. Numerous Israeli military products are always displayed for sale at the event, with many making their debut at the show. International vendors work hard to compete.
One of the foreign-made products expected to be on display this year is the ExpeditionDI, the industry's first fully-immersive, soldier-worn combat simulation platform produced by Quantum3D.
The virtual simulator, intended to help train troops prior to deployment, is to be exhibited at the Computech International (CTI) booth. Executives are promoting the product as "the future of infantry training."
The system, which immerses troops in virtual combat, consists of a helmet with goggles, a vest and computer backpack, and a mock M-16 rifle. Each individual system costs "tens of thousands of dollars," according to Quantum 3D marketing director Pratish Shah.