One of the most important roles in repelling the Russian invasion of Ukraine was played by tactical training. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), despite owning a smaller amount of equipment and weapons, has continued to withstand the Russian military on the battlefield.
AFU soldiers were able to stop kilometre-long columns of Russian armoured vehicles, causing enormous damage to the most elite units, and continued to defend some of their territories.
Russian TV channels had predicted the capture of Kyiv in 3 days, but instead, Russia’s largest offensive operations are being defended not only by the specialized military but also by volunteers from Territorial Defense Forces. Ukrainian soldiers and volunteers learned tactics and manoeuvres, which became key in the early days of the war with Russia.
For example, huge tank columns were brought to a halt by small mobile teams who, thanks to SKIFTECH simulators, was used to train and learn how to move into position and avoid enemy return fire.
SKIFTECH simulators have played a major role in repelling Russia’s full-scale invasion and are now a mandatory element of tactical training among both recruits and veterans.
Tactical training with such simulators that is as close as possible to real combat conditions. So, even an unprepared person in the shortest possible time can receive the necessary experience in the right amount with the invaluable possibility of multiple repetitions.
SKIFTECH – a Ukrainian company that develops and produces tactical simulators, has been on the simulation market for 7 years now, and has released a line of laser, VR, STE-based simulators for Mechanized troops, Tank troops, Artillery troops, Anti-aircraft troops, and Engineer troops.
Since 2017, SKIFTECH has been cooperating with the U.S. Department of Energy – fulfilling orders for simulators to train military personnel who serve at nuclear power plants. With the support of the Department of Energy, a unique training complex Shoot house was created. Skiftech’s products are also used in Canada, Lithuania, Egypt, Thailand, and Indonesia.
In Ukraine, Skiftech’s solutions are used to train members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Ukrainian National Guard, Special Operations Forces, Ukrainian Border Troops, Territorial Defense Forces and volunteer battalions.
In the period from 2017 to 2022, the company produced the following equipment for the
Armed Forces of Ukraine:
- 2,200 sets for small arms;
- 211 sets of equipment for armoured vehicles (APCs, AFVs, T-64, T-72, T-80);
- 1,413 anti-personnel and anti-tank mines and grenades.
Skiftech now looking for new partners on the African continent. The company’s simulators were developed for Eastern European and Soviet models of military vehicles, artillery and firearms. Still, they are also suitable for any model and type of weapon with an identical operating principle.
Skiftech offers a comprehensive solution for training most types and branches of the Army – from tactical training of infantrymen, MANPATS and MANPADS crews to military vehicle crews, artillery and mortar crews.
All simulators can participate and interact in the same training session. Users of Skiftech’s equipment have demonstrated the cost-effectiveness of the solutions – the tactical training benefit for just one infantry platoon is more than $200,000 per year due to the ability to conduct dry firing. The equipment is installed on standard weapons and equipment, without the cost of design modifications. The training can be conducted at any location, without special training ground preparation and without construction costs.