British Royal Marine Commandos stationed on board
the carrier HMS Bulwark will begin training
this month with Battlefield Sports gaming
gaming guns manufactured by Battlefield Sports, the world-leaders in live
gaming, feature sophisticated optoelectronics for
force-on-force training in either indoors or
Captain Matt Hingston, Support Troop, 4 Assault Squadron of the Royal Marine Commandos, took delivery of the supply of Battlefield Sports gaming guns for the crew of
the carrier HSM Bulwark this week.
"These guns will be used onboard for CQB training, boarding operations and agent
infiltration exercises," said Captain
Asked why he chose Battlefield Sports, Captain
Hingston said "I searched the web, made a few phone calls and we were in
agreement here that these guns are the best on the market for our purposes."
"These guns are tough and robust and will be
used by the Royal Marine Commandos for a
number of training simulations," said Captain
Captain Hingston said, "We have an area the
size of two football pitches to use onboard
and look forward immensely to training with
appreciate the confidence the Royal Marines
have placed in us," said Paul Diamond, of
Battlefield Sports UK. "We are pleased to have
been able to deliver the Royal Marines' order
on such short notice, and look forward to
establishing a lasting business relationship
with this key customer."
The Royal Marine Commandos ordered the gaming
guns just two weeks ago, because their ship departs from
Devonport, Plymouth next weekend, so the
Captain needed his guns fast.
BULWARK IN DETAIL
HMS Bulwark is one of the Royal Navy's most technologically advanced
warships. She is the official Fleet Amphibious Flagship and 'High Readiness
HMS Bulwark is 176 meters long and is one of the Royal Navy's largest ships.
An amphibious troop carrier, she is capable of carrying more than 1,000 crew
The ship weighs 18,500 tones.
Its weapons include two 20mm guns as well as navigational and surveillance
Its 64 meter flight deck is able to take three Sea King helicopters and is
also capable of supporting two Chinook heavy-lift helicopters.
She spent most of 2008 involved in multinational amphibious exercises and is
now working on a busy program in 2009 of Defense Diplomacy visits in the Far