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Artillery Forward Observer Trainer
360° simulated realism
Thermal imaging
Tactical training
Data recording


AFOT is a portable indoor or outdoor trainer for training of artillery Forward Observers in infantry units.

It is designed for interactive training in target detection, fire requests, fire organization and fire direction activities based on STANAG. It enables simulation of real combat conditions for effective training of tactics, techniques, and procedures.

During firing missions, communication is crucial between the FO and FDC. The AFOT trains Forward Observers to become faster and more precise in mission execution.

Thermal imaging

Thermal imaging in night or low visibility views

360° environment

360° real-time synthetic environment


Handheld or tripod mounted

Coordinate system

WGS84 coordinate system in the MGRS Unified Targeting System Communication

Determinating target

Standard methods for determining target location: Polar, Grid, Reference/Shift, and Target number


FO training device

The AFOT is a compact instrument intended for use in general field observation and fire direction, that can be handheld or mounted on a tripod. With the device, the FO can observe a 360° real-time synthetic environment. AFOT trains up to three soldiers per session on the company level with possible scalability up to the FSE battalion level with JFO for naval and air support.

New standard of training realism

Superb level of interaction within computer generated artificial reality displayed in the optical sight. Training is performed in realistic synthetic environments, supported with dynamic meteorological, day and night parameters affecting visibility and ballistic calculations.

Accurate effects

Accurate representation of the splash effect and damage impact is based on type of the target and results in true-to-life training experience.

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This trainer can be integrated in live large-scale exercises, and can be combined with other Guardiaris products for diverse collective training.