Case Studies

Combat Training Solutions (CTS)

Electronic acoustics alone were not sufficient in creating an immersive battlefield training experience. To achieve the correct effect, Slingshot identified and implemented a chemistry to simulate both the visual and olfactory effects of the M67 Hand Grenade.

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Chemistry Meets Hardware

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Combat Training Solutions (CTS)

Develop a hand grenade of appropriate weight, size, and explosive characteristics to enable the training of new recruits without injury or death.

CTS approached Slingshot to create an immersive, non-lethal test grenade. The focus was to simulate the explosion, flash, sound and smoke plume of a real grenade without the disastrous physical impact. Additionally, CTS required the ability to integrate into a live fire training environment with MILES technology for quantitative collection of battlefield simulated injury and mortality statistics.  

  • The final product was a fully functional, multiple-use test grenade that produced a realistic battlefield experience.
  • Created an explosive simulation product that combines unmatched realism with the safety of traditional non-pyrotechnic explosive devices.
  • Developed a test grenade reusable up to 50 times.
  • Maintained the size and weight of a M67 Hand Grenade.
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