The Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) is designed to simulate live weapon training events that directly support individual and crew-served weapons qualification, including collective and escalation-of-force exercises in a controlled environment. It provides detailed feedback to the individual fire team/squad that covers the fundamentals of marksmanship, fire control and distribution of fires.
EST provides the capability to build and sustain individual marksmanship, squad and team fire distribution, and control and judgmental use-of-force skills using computer-generated imagery and video. Home station and deploying units use EST to maintain skills when they are not able to conduct live-fire training. EST marksmanship qualification standards and collective scenarios are validated by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.
BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER
EST supports ground combat readiness as the Army’s virtual Basic Rifle Marksmanship training system. It provides individual marksmanship, small-unit (collective) gunnery, and tactical training and judgmental use of force (Shoot/Don’t Shoot), which includes escalation-of-force/graduated response scenarios.