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Training

UDC currently provides weapon maintenance and overhaul services, training, and mentoring to our customers at UDC’s established in-country locations. Our fully engaged and comprehensive hands on approach to training and mentoring has proven successful with a diverse student body comprised of varied experience, educational, and cultural backgrounds.

Training and Technical Services

UDC defense logistics specialists bring years of knowledge and experience managing and delivering foreign/non-standard weapons and ammunition, accessories, and parts to CONUS and OCONUS locations in support of the US Government and our allies around the world.

  • Aviation Lifecycle Management
  • Source Inspection and Qualification
  • On-site Quality Assurance
  • MIL STD, FAA, IAC or MIL Bureau certified spare parts supply and overhaul
  • Tools and special equipment
  • Just-in-time aviation components and assemblies
  • Aircraft overhaul, upgrade, and modernization
  • In-country air and ground crew training
  • Pilot simulator training for rotary aircraft

New Technology

Cognizant of the ever increasing demand for innovation in the twenty-first century, UDC is positioning itself at the forefront of defense technology development in the security and defense sector.

Closely allied to a number of research institutes, UDC has access to bring the latest upgrades and improvements to weapon systems, radars and tactical software to its clients.

These institutes are producing truly innovative mission critical technology products which have widespread application throughout the world and in particular to established users of former Warsaw Pact equipment.

With access to this defense research and development capacity, UDC has been able to develop the Universal Ballistic Computer (formally adopted for training and field deployment by Coalition artillery mentors in Afghanistan) and the UDC EGS, both of which can be configured for use with any field artillery system. Other products released are a semi-automatic loading machine for use with the D-30 howitzer and a sling loading system to allow the D-30 howitzer to be carried under a helicopter.

UDC provides training on these technological advancements and upgrades. This ensures that the end product properly meets customer needs and that the user is confident in their abilities to execute mission critical programs.

UBC

The Universal Ballistic Computer was developed by UDC in response to a user requirement for a portable, rapid and accurate fire direction computer. Originally developed for and in use with the D-30 howitzer, the indirect fire computer can be configured for any artillery system — former Warsaw Pact or NATO.

  • The hand-held Universal Ballistic Computer unit is highly portable, ruggedized to mil spec, and operates on a Windows based platform.
  • It completely removes need for firing tables and complex manual calculations.
  • The system gives easy to follow on-screen prompts for data – results available in seconds, with very little training.
  • The artillery ballistic computer output delivers accurate a data iming within 20m of target. (field tested on D-30 122mm howitzer)
  • It can be linked to weather data and muzzle velocity chronometer.
  • The system is extremely flexible and can be configured for virtually any artillery system including mortars.
  • The computers input and output language can be changed to meet buyer’s requirements.
  • It operates with both NATO 6400 mil and Warsaw 6000 mil calibrated sighting devices and will accept map references in either Western UTM cartographic system or Eastern SK42.
  • It provides the optimum solution for artillery units seeking to reduce training time, improve deployment efficiency and accuracy, and save cost.

Indirect Fire System

The Universal Ballistic Level Indirect Fire System is designed to provide battery commanders with an interactive network disseminating real time informational updates essential to rapid and efficient artillery fire direction.As the universal name suggests, the system can be utilized for any field artillery system, including MLRS and mortars, using NATO or former Warsaw pact angle measurement systems, and using any mapping system.

The portable Universal Ballistic Computer hand held unit from which this battery level artillery fire system has been developed is a tried and tested system adopted by NATO mentors in Afghanistan and accepted into Afghan Army service. (Screen displays can be configured for local languages at buyer’s option).

The automatic fire direction system comprises a battery commander’s (or Gun Position Officer’s) handheld computer. It contains position sensors attached to each gun, and a tablet computer for each gun commander. Linked by a wireless network the battery commander receives gun position data from the sensors, and after inputting target and other relevant mission data, is then able to issue gun setting and fire commands to the individual gun commander’s tablet computer units, creating a efficient and effective automated fire mission.

This automatic simultaneous information exchange over a wireless network removes the need for oral communication between the battery commander and individual gun crews and exponentially improves quality and quantity of information flow. This includes gun specific information such as:

  • Gun grid coordinates
  • Quantity and type of ammunition held
  • Ballistic characteristics of ammunition
  • Charge temperature
  • Quadrant elevation
  • Deflection
  • Gun ready/ not ready for firing

The battery level fire direction system also stores and updates all relevant tactical battlefield information:

  • Target co-ordinates
  • Total ammunition stocks
  • Meteorological information
  • Battlefield alerts and signals
  • Personnel numbers and equipment

The gun setting is calculated by the battery commander using an enhanced version of UDC’s Universal Ballistic Computer, which was developed to replace all of the complex manual calculations associated with indirect fire settings with simple computer input. The setting appropriate for each gun is then displayed on each individual gun computer, and, once the settings have been established by the gun crew, sensors detect the horizontal and vertical coordinates and acknowledge to the commander that the gun is in firing position. Fire orders are then transmitted to gun crews over the network.

Once firing commences the artillery fire system logs rate of fire and expenditure of ammunition, thereby assisting with logistical control of ammunition stocks.

Additionally, because information/ command data transmitted over the network is completely electronic, everything can be monitored, logged and reviewed, providing invaluable data for post-mission analysis.

System elements:

  • The system comprises the following as a minimum for each battery (quantities may be increased to meet user requirements)
  • 1 x battery commander hand-held computer
  • Up to 8 x tablet computers – one for each gun commander
  • Up to 8 x gun position sensors, including new digital vertical sights
  • Network communications/radio link equipment
  • 1 x portable weather station.
  • All computers use standard Windows operating systems with UDC proprietary software.

Digital Mortar Sights

The UDC Electronic Mortar Sight (UEMS-UDC) is designed to replace the conventional mechanical mortar sight.

The device is housed in a single unit, which contains information display, control elements and optical sighting device with angle-measuring instrument. The device is fitted to the mortar in the standard location. The unit is then adjusted before deployment in much the same way as a conventional sight, with further such adjustment being carried out as part of the mandatory maintenance procedure for the weapon to which it is attached.

A display backlight is adjusted automatically according to the ambient light available, and the software incorporates a “Sleep mode” in the event of an interruption to activity of longer than five minutes.

Universal Electronic Gun Sights

The UDC Electronic Gun Sight (UEGS UDC) is designed to replace the conventional mechanical vertical sight and provide an easy to use and accurate means of laying an artillery weapon in the vertical plane, as well as providing correction for any lateral displacement in the trunnion axis. Originally designed for use with the D30 howitzer, the sight can be configured for use on any artillery weapon.

The device is housed in a single unit, which contains information both display and control elements, and is fitted to the gun using a universal mounting placed in a convenient location for the gunner. The unit is then adjusted before deployment in much the same way as a conventional sight, with further such adjustment being carried out as part of the mandatory maintenance procedure for the weapon to which it is attached.

A display backlight is adjusted automatically according to the ambient light available, and the software incorporates a “Sleep mode” in the event of an interruption to activity of longer than five minutes.