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 3.028 Hotfix released

SB Pro PE 3.028 Hotfix released

A patch for Steel Beasts Pro PE (version 3.028) has been completed, and is ready. Check out our Downloads page for it. The download is just 28 MByte but requires a different installation procedure than a full installer. Please take the time to at least study the first pages of the release notes with their detailed installation instructions.  Version 3.028 requires version 3.027 to be installed...
SB Pro PE 3.027 released

SB Pro PE 3.027 released

The new version has been completed, and is ready. Check out our Downloads page for version 3.027. While you wait for the direct download’s completion please take the time to at least study the first pages of the release notes with their detailed installation instructions. Knowledgeable users of the various 3.0 updates will notice that green text in the release notes denotes previous changes whereas black text is relevant for the latest changes.  Version 3.027 replaces every previous version of Steel Beasts Pro PE 3.0; their downloads are no longer available.   I would like to take the opportunity to thank the entire team and the beta testers for their hard work and dedication to keep Steel Beasts Pro the premier solution for vehicle-centric combat simulation of contemporary combined arms...
eSim Games at ITEC 2015

eSim Games at ITEC 2015

eSim Games partnered again with AFV Sim at this year’s ITEC exhibition in Prague, Czechia. AFV Sim demonstrated its assortment of control handle replicas in the traditional desktop trainer configuration. eSim Games was proud to report the final delivery of the Austrian Leopard 2 combat drill trainer (Gesim). Built in the early 1990s, the trainer was subject to a major reconstruction which is expected to extend its lifetime by at least another two decades. eSim Games chose Diehl BGT Defence of Röthenbach, Germany to complete the hardware related work of the lifetime extension program. Not only had the old UNIX based computer components to be replaced by off-the-shelf gaming PCs running Steel Beasts Professional as the main simulation software component. It was also an opportunity to add a number of instruments missing in the original design. These were exhibited as a picture wall, along with screenshots of  Diehl’s ATLan-UK hardware interface technology. Like previous year, Steel Beasts Professional was the only product exhibited at ITEC to offer such a unique combination of versatility, fidelity, and the unmatched price point. eSim Games and its partners stand by to offer lifetime extensions to other containerized crew and platoon trainers for any kind of armored fighting vehicle. eSim Games was happy to...
Service Improvement for SB Pro PE Customers

Service Improvement for SB Pro PE Customers...

From today on,  eSim Games provides customers of the Personal Edition who ordered a classic license with a CodeMeter USB stick a complimentary time-based license that can be activated first to bridge the shipping time until the CodeMeter stick arrives by mail. This is provided at no extra cost, and gets automatically added to your cart when ordering a classic license.   Download SB Pro PE immediately from our website. After installing it, activate the first half of the license ticket and choose to bind the time-based license to your virtual CodeMeter container (“CmACT”). After the stick arrives by mail, visit the license ticket a second time and activate the permanent license; this time, choose the CodeMeter USB stick for the license...
SB Pro PE 3.025 Released

SB Pro PE 3.025 Released

The new version has been completed, and is ready. Check out our Downloads page for version 3.025. While you wait for the torrent’s (or direct download’s) completion please take the time to at least study the first pages of the release notes with their detailed installation instructions. Knowledgeable users of the various 3.0 updates will notice that green text in the release notes denotes previous changes whereas black text is relevant for the latest changes. We apologize for the inconvenience that may have been caused with the error in the bit torrent seed.  All download links, including the torrent seed, work now as intended. Version 3.025 replaces every previous version of Steel Beasts Pro PE 3.0; their downloads are no longer available. We also pruned a few incremental updates that were later replaced by full installers (version 2.5, 2.6). However, it is still possible for every customer of previous releases to get the highest version that his license supports – 2.328, 2.370, 2.483, 2.552,...

ITEC 2016

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.

Service Improvement for SB Pro PE Customers