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Rheinmetall Announces Its Canadian Partners and Reveals its Team Name for the LVCTS Project: FORC3

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

The partnership between Rheinmetall and Lockheed Martin in pursuit of the Canadian Army’s Land Vehicle Crew Training System (LVCTS) project has a new name—FORC3—and a lineup of Canadian suppliers to fulfill its mission.

First announced in June 2020, the strategic partnership led by Rheinmetall Canada includes Lockheed Martin Canada, Rheinmetall Electronics (Bremen, Germany), and Lockheed Martin Training and Logistics Solutions (Orlando, Florida). The agreement created an international alliance with unrivalled experience and expertise in the design, development, and implementation of world-class combat vehicle virtual simulation centres used by Canada’s most important allies.

Pietro Mazzei, Vice-president, Rheinmetall Canada, explains, “The name FORC3 is all about promoting a partnership between Rheinmetall, Lockheed Martin, and the Department of National Defence (DND), united through excellence to enable training for adaptive dispersed operations.”
Together with the leading Canadian defence, service, infrastructure, and simulation companies, FORC3 has secured the domestic capabilities to build and operate five state-of-the-art LVCTS simulation centres across the country. The Canadian team comprises Rheinmetall Canada (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu), Lockheed Martin Canada (Ottawa), the ADGA Group (Ottawa), Bluedrop Training and Simulation (Halifax), EllisDon Construction and Building Services (London), Paladin AI (Montreal), and REDspace Incorporated (Halifax).

FORC3 will draw upon its partners’ global experience and cutting-edge technologies to fundamentally transform operational training for the Canadian Army. Each proposed simulation centre will create highly realistic synthetic environments that replicate the future land operating environment. Canadian forces will train as they will fight and where they will fight, encountering virtual adversaries posing a full range of hybrid, conventional, and emerging threats. Within these simulated operational scenarios, Canadian soldiers will have access to sophisticated analytical tools to exploit training to the fullest. The LVCTS will become a key enabler in training for adaptive dispersed operations, the Canadian Army’s capstone operating concept.
With FORC3’s team, the LVCTS program’s benefits will be felt across Canada. The project will bring modern technologies to the nation’s industries and create new and enduring high-quality jobs at the five simulation centres. As a member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), Rheinmetall Canada is committed to including Aboriginal businesses in its supply chains for the project. Additionally, the LVCTS project offers significant environmental benefits as traditional field training makes way for simulated operations hosted in carbon-neutral buildings.

Says Mazzei, “FORC3 is about Canadian industries uniting with DND to effectively and comprehensively prepare the Army’s women and men for the challenges they will face in the coming decades.”

The five custom-built simulation centres will enable progressive training at the individual, crew, platoon, and higher echelon levels using high-fidelity trainers, medium-fidelity reconfigurable trainers and standard trainee workstations combined with a robust virtual environment and comprehensive instructional system.

Rampart Range Day 22 – ESCA Tech, Inc

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

ESCA Tech, Inc may be the most welcome booth at the event, at least for me. The health of many shooters, be they recreational or professional has been effected by exposure to lead and other toxins. ESCA Tech is an EPA approved company that offers wipes to clean both skin and surfaces of lead contaminants.

These no rinse wipes are offered in canisters or individually wrapped packs. They also offer a hand and body soap, which requires water.

ESCA Tech, Inc products can be procured by agencies, departments, and units in Canada from Rampart International.

Rampart Range Day 22 – Invisio

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Invisio has introduced a cover for their V20 Push-to-talk switch.

It offers larger buttons and increased protection for the V20.

Invisio products can be procured by agencies, departments, and units in Canada from Rampart International.

Rampart Range Day 22 – Tulmar Safety Systems

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Tulmar had their Canadian debut of their new Galeo next generation tactical life preserver.

Providing 40 lbs of positive bouyancy it can be attached to standard plate carriers. Its streamlined low profile shooter’s cut allows unimpeded weapons handling, climbing, rappelling, fast roping, and confined space movement. It can be Re-armed and re-packed in less than five minutes under operational conditions with no tools required.

For more information contact [email protected].

Tulmar Safety Systems products can be procured by agencies, departments, and units in Canada from Rampart International.

Rampart Range Day 22 – S&S Precision

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Developed for a military contract, I hadn’t seen the Grenade Launcher Holster kit from S&S Precision. The GLH Kit includes Holster, Pack, Pouched and Bandoleer.

The pack accommodates the M320 launcher as well as up to 18 40mm rounds. Due to its internal PALS webbing and quick draw handle opening, you can work from the bag, or pull everything out and quickly configure your kit when you’re ready.

Offered in Black, MultiCam, Tan and Toadvine.

S&S Precision products can be procured by agencies, departments, and units in Canada from Rampart International.

Rampart Range Day 22 – Colt Canada

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Colt Canada is introducing a Law Enforcement version of the C20 Intermediate Sniper Weapon adopted by the Canadian Armed Forces. Yes, that’s an LMT stock on this 7.62 carbine.

Next up is the latest refinement of the Modular Railed Rifle. Based on the Canadian Army’s C8A4, it’s a follow on to the Colt Integrated Upper Receiver and will be available in 5.56mm and .300 BLK. As you can see, it’s MLOK compatible.

Colt Canada products can be procured by agencies, departments, and units in Canada from Rampart International.

Rampart Range Day 22 – Internalenergy

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Internalenergy offers two technologies. First up is their line of printed thermal targets.

Below you can see the photorealistic passive target located to the left of the photo above under thermal camera. These targets require no power or external heat source and can be customized using your photos.

They also manufacture multispectral camouflage. It is 100% waterproof, 100% thermal blocking and extremely lightweight.

Here’s a quick demonstration of the effectiveness of their poncho under thermal camera.

Internalenergy products are manufactured in Canada.

Internalenergy products can be procured by agencies, departments and units in Canada from Rampart International.

Rampart Range Day 2022

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

It’s a beautiful day in Stittsville Ontario; a great day to go to the range.