The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Lt Gen Obed Boamah Akwa has inspected the progress of work on a Shooting Simulation Centre (SSC) at the Army Training Command (ATRAC) on Tuesday, 21 July 2020 at Teshie.
Briefing the CDS, the Commander ATRAC, Brig Gen W Dzandu-Hedidor stated that, the centre which had configurable firing ranges and provided tactical training, both individually and groups was specially, designed for the expert indoor training of Military, Police and National Security Operatives.
Brig Gen Dzandu-Hedidor revealed that Seventy-Six Thousand Ghana Cedis was released by the National Security Ministry for the renovation of a building to be used for the centre. According to him, but for the emergence of COVID-19 and its attendant problems, the centre would have been operational. He, however, stated that the final installation was yet to be undertaken.
One of the instructors from the International Security Consulting in Israel, responsible for the installation and training of trainers Mr Haziz, oriented the CDS and his team to the centre. Mr Haziz said the SSC which adapts to the training needs of security personnel will provide training in the use of weapons such as Pistol, AK47, and M16 assault rifles. He stated further that the simulation centre will enable trainees to start using weapons safely, perfect their marksmanship and ability to react and also test their reactions in real-life situations.
The CDS was accompanied by the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), Maj Gen Thomas Oppong-Peprah and the Chief of Staff (COS) at the General Headquarters, Rear Admiral Issah AdamYakubu.
In a related development, the Commander ATRAC, Brig Gen W Dzandu-Hedidor informed the CDS of a two-desktop-computers donation made by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), AVM Frank Hanson to the Army Training Command to complement their logistic base.