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4GD selected for Urban Fighting Skills House framework

Immersive close combat technology specialists, 4GD have been selected for the Urban Fighting Skills House framework, awarded by the UK national training estate prime contractor, Landmarc Support Services Ltd.

Under the UFSH framework, 4GD will deliver a series of Level 2 SmartFacilities, the first of which is set to start construction in 2022 at Whinny Hill, Catterick Garrison.

The new Level 2 combat training environment installations will consist of SimWall rapidly reconfigurable modular panel systems and 4GAV, a unique special effects and video monitoring system that uses a combination of smoke, light (white/IR) and sound to immerse users in a high-fidelity combat simulation. This interactive special effects system, controlled by an intuitive user interface, delivers either sensor activated and reactive, or instructor-initiated effects, designed to heighten realism and replicate real-world effects on the soldier’s cognitive load.


While fitted for further upgrades, such as the ACIES IntegratedRealities synthetic environment and ECFECTUS data collection and analysis system, the new build will be the first to have two floor levels.

Rob Taylor, Founder of 4GD said: “We are delighted to be selected by Landmarc Support Services for the UFSH framework, a key part of the British Army’s Collective Training Transformation Programme (CTTP). With our Level 2 SmartFacility capability tried and tested already at Colchester, in service with 16 Air Assault Brigade of the Army, 4GD is looking forward to helping create a network of urban training facilities, aligned with the British Army’s vision for collective training.”


The Collective Training Transformation Programme (CTTP) is part of the British Army’s new Future Collective Training System, sparked by the need to adapt to the rapid change in the nature of warfare.

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