Combat Procedure Trainer Leopard 2

1. Combat Procedure Trainer Leopard 2...

The GeSim Leopard 2 (combat procedure trainer) has received its lifetime extension. The Austrian Bundesheer has accepted the final delivery and resumes the training of its tank companies at the Combat School in Zwölfaxing near Vienna. The combat procedure trainer was originally manufactured in Germany in 1993, and later sold to Austria along with the Leopard 2A4 main battle tank. Steel Beasts Professional was chosen as the desired simulation software for a variety of reasons, among them the flexibility to connect the combat procedure trainer with the larger classroom network in a nearby building to embed the  platoon level simulator cabins in the tactical context of company team and even battalion scale exercises. As such, it now supports the inclusion of desktop trainer stations simulating other Austrian vehicles such as the Ulan IFV, or the LMV with its remote weapon station. The lifetime extension of the GeSim is the result of a collaborative effort where Diehl BGT Defence of Röthenbach, Germany took responsibility for the hardware part – replacement of obsolete electronic components, interfacing with control instruments, and expanding the simulator’s capability with the addition of extra sights and...
Lemur RWS for the Danish Army

2. Lemur RWS for the Danish Army...

Current operations in Afghanistan have shifted the military’s attention to the role of the light vehicle. In asymmetric wars they are a preferred target for ambush – partly due to their greater number in theater, partly due to the insurgents’ perception that they are easier targets with similar reward, the death or injury of its occupants. With the vulnerability of light vehicles exposed in the first five years of involvement in this theater of operations, armies are adapting to these new circumstances. Well-known is the trend to up-armor vehicles for better crew protection as an intermediate solution. The following step was then to gradually replace the legacy fleet with new designs that withstand rifle fire and protect the crew from RPG and IED attacks as well as the general mine threat. Finally, another reaction is to add armament beyond the vehicle crews’ personal weapons, thus reducing the necessity to expose crew to small arms fire as it happens with traditional MGs on a hatch ring mount. Industry has responded to this demand with numerous new vehicle designs as well as the development of remote weapon stations (RWS), among which the most frequently picked variants offer freedom of choice to the customer to equip the station with regular 7.62mm caliber MGs, 12.7mm heavy MG, or 40mm grenade launcher gun. This spectrum of weapons seems to cover the current operational necessities in most cases. Equipping vehicles with a remote weapon station...
Virtual Simulations in Gunnery and Crew Procedure Training

3. Virtual Simulations in Gunnery and Crew Procedure Training...

Over the past ten years eSim Games has expanded its original armor simulation game into a full-featured training solution which is currently employed by nine armies on four continents. Steel Beasts Professional is a PC based virtual simulation, suited for the training and education of crews of armored fighting vehicles in a wide spectrum of everyday training situations. It covers basic and advanced gunnery training for currently fourteen different AFV fire control systems, suitable for gunnery and crew procedure training. All this is being presented in a tactical context of up to battalion level task force strength. This is provided by a powerful yet easy to manage constructive simulation. It has semi-automated forces for realistic medium and high intensity combat scenarios involving armored and mechanized forces.   Gunnery training is supported by using 3rd party control handle replicas, or by integration of the software into new or existing crew trainer cabins. In cooperation with the Danish Army a series of new crew trainer cabins have been developed for the Leopard 1A5 and 2A5. New cabins are under construction for the CV90/35. Existing containerized simulators have been successfully retrofitted with Steel Beasts Professional. In close cooperation with its customers eSim Games has developed a solution where a microcontroller is programmed to transmit the system state of the simulator cabin to Steel Beasts Pro and to receive status updates from the simulated fire control system to activate control lights or to...
SB Pro PE 4.010 available for download

SB Pro PE 4.010 available for download

The release notes for SB Pro PE 4.010 will follow shortly.  We slipped in some last minute bug fixes, so for now we will publish the release notes for 4.009.   This is a full installer, not a patch. Get it...
SB Pro PE 4.006 available for download

SB Pro PE 4.006 available for download

The Release Notes for the update to version 4.006 can be found here. In addition to the feature description of the major changes, and installation advice, it also (naturally) lists the changes from the initial 4.000 release version. The update is urgently recommended due to it fixing a number of important bugs, particularly related to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and its potential invalidation of time-based licenses but also to Windows versions with Asian language locale settings like Simplified Chinese....
SB Pro PE 4.004 Release Notes

SB Pro PE 4.004 Release Notes

The Release Notes for the first patch to version 4.004 can be found here. In addition to the feature description of the major changes, and installation advice, it also (naturally) lists the changes from the initial 4.000 release version.   Update: Apparently a new version was built while I wrote this announcement. Expect the patch to be made available this week, but probably...
SB Pro PE 4.0 available for download

SB Pro PE 4.0 available for download

Our Downloads page has the download links for SB Pro PE 4.0, including a torrent and links for direct download. We would kindly ask you to help spread the download and balance server load by keeping your torrent files available for a few days.   The web shop will start selling 4.0 licenses from about 22:00 GMT (=midnight in continental Europe, early evening on the US East Coast). Due to minor technical difficulties we had to suspend selling time-based licenses, but we will keep supporting them, don’t worry. Hopefully we can re-enable them shortly.   The Release Notes have been updated – thanks for pointing out the errors, and participating with the prize hunt among our eastereggs. All prizes for “GRAMPS” and “Hellfire” have been claimed. Apparently the question about pixies and the related issue of job creation turned out to be too obscure for all but one reader. Hint: This is referring to a mental breakdown of a fictional British Prime Minister in the film/cinema version fo the classic 1980s British satire “Whoops Apocalypse”. You may find the answers by watching the film, or at least suitable clips on YouTube.   The Heisenbug challenge remains open until mid October, so there’s still a number of chances to claim...
SB Pro PE 4.0 Release Notes

SB Pro PE 4.0 Release Notes

The Release Notes for the upcoming version 4.0 can be found here.   In addition to the feature description of the major changes, installation advice, and a list of bugs that were addressed since version 3.028, the release notes also contain eastereggs with hints to win free licenses … including the Heisenbug Challenge, celebrating 10 years of continuous development of Steel Beasts Pro...

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eSim Games

eSim Games LLC is an independent software developer specialized on virtual simulations of the fire control systems of armoured fighting vehicles in a combined arms tactical context. Initial development on Steel Beasts started in 1995. The first game version was quickly adopted by a range of military customers, for which numerous customizations were developed which were combined and released as the now current product line, Steel Beasts Professional.

eSim Games has its headquarters in Mountain View, California, with an additional office in Hannover, Germany. Primary customers are the land forces of Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Sweden, and The Netherlands, with additional customers in the Americas and Europe.

SB Pro PE 4.0 available for download