Future Integrated Indoor Soldier Training

Guardiaris is the lead partner within a consortium of four companies for the Future Integrated Indoor Soldier Training project, co-funded by the EDIDP.

The four participating SME partners: Guardiaris (Slovenia), Instalaza (Spain), ITEC (Austria) and Madritsch Weapon Technology (Austria) form a well-rounded consortium selected by EDIDP - European Defence Industrial Development Programme with their project FIIST - Future Integrated Indoor Soldier Training.

The main innovation of the FIIST is the unique concept of tactical training of soldier squad with multi-types of digitized weapon replicas and remote weapon station residing on infantry fighting vehicle, while all participate within the same simulated battle scenario. Other notable innovations include a generalized qualification procedure for similar simulator systems and FIIST interoperation with other simulators based on High Level Architecture distributed simulation framework.

FIIST project duration is 2 years, with objectives to study, design, prototype and qualify heterogeneous, multirole, squad-level, tactical indoor simulator for infantry and motorized units equipped with various types of small arms, shoulder launched weapons and remote weapons station integrated on vehicle simulator.

Throughout the project is planned a tight coordination and knowledge exchange with MoDs (Slovenian MORS and Austrian ÖBH). Their key contributions are in tactics, performance assessment and after-action review metrics, including the operational and performance qualification procedures.

The FIIST project will provide the heterogeneous training and simulation solution, increasing the EU troops and vehicle crew readiness with user defined training scenarios, while significantly lowering costs of achieving the same.

Innovative and future-oriented defence solutions


  • Guardiaris

    Guardiaris is a highly innovative company specialised in developing and producing custom-designed indoor and outdoor simulators for military, law enforcement and civilian customers. It is continuously improving its proprietary simulation software and various patented technologies and solutions in the training and simulation industry. Dedicated team of inhouse experts has been providing customers with tailor-made solutions and hands-on support for over 16 years. Guardiaris is an OEM partner of world prominent military corporations and end users from across Europe, Middle East, Asia and South America. Guardiaris is also a valuable partner to various civilian customers.

  • Instalaza

    “INSTALAZA, S.A., founded in 1943, is a leading company that applies the highest technology to design, develop and manufacture its equipment to offer the Infantry the most efficient, mature and reliable solutions.Its professional experience is well known as a supplier of the Spanish Armed Forces and more than 35 other countries. During these more than 75 years of experience, INSTALAZA S.A. has generated over 50 patents and developed a wide range of shoulder-launched products, reinvesting approx. 8% of our turnover in R&D.”

  • ITEC

    Founded in 1984, ITEC Tontechnik GmbH is an internationally oriented specialist for complex sound einforcement solutions, for example in the event sector the Formula 1 circuits. The basis of these implementations is the in-house development of themulti-channel real-time audio system "ITEC-NET", which is based on a LAN network.

  • Madritsch Weapon Technology

    In 1999 Madritsch Weapon Technology started to produce prototypes and small and middle series of complex machine parts on modern CNC-Machines. Since 2006 the development of 40 mm grenade launcher systems and their accessories got more and more important. The flexibility and knowhow of their employees next to highest precision and delivery reliability let them became a global, trustworthy business partner. New challenges like individual adaptations or individual solutions are their core competence.

EDIDP is a biannual programme (2019-20) aiming at enhancing the competitiveness of the EU defence industry.

EDIDP aims at supporting the efforts of the EU defence industry in the development of defence equipment and technologies through co-financing from the EU budget.

EDIDP is part of the European Defence Fund, launched by the Commission in June 2017, to help Member States* spend money more efficiently, reduce duplications, and get better value for money by coordinating, supplementing and amplifying national investments in defence research and development activities.