U.S. Air Force purchases Argon's PlumeSIM CBRN training system

The U.S. Air Force's Civil Engineer Center recently announced that it ordered Argon Electronics' new PlumeSIM CBRN field exercise training system to improve CBRN training at its Silver Flag Exercise Site in Tyndall A.F. Base, Florida.

Argon revealed PlumeSIM at CBRN First Response 2014 last week. The U.S.A.F. will use the system with existing Argon M4 JCAD simulators to provide military personnel with realistic CBRN and HazMat simulation exercises in virtual and live environments.

The new system will allow for difficult exercises involving hazardous chemical substances and toxic industrial materials in a number of different scenarios to prepare military personnel for a wide range of potential situations. PlumeSIM allows for highly realistic simulations, which prepare Air Force personnel for dangerous events that can occur in real life.

"We are absolutely delighted to be delivering PlumeSIM to one of the foremost CBRN training facilities in the world," Argon Managing Director Steven Pike said. "The Air Force has been an important and long standing customer of Argon. This contract further demonstrates the importance the US Government places on the need to maintain CBRN skills to ensure an effective response capability."

PlumeSIM was designed to be compatible with the future development of Argon's CBRN/HazMat training simulators for the U.S.A.F. The U.S.A.F. expects PlumeSIM to enhance the nation's emergency response capabilities through its realistic CBRN simulation exercises.