Virtual Combat Convoy Trainer: Successful Rapid Prototyping
LOCKHEED MARTIN SIMULATION TRAINING ANDSUPPORT ORLANDO FL
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The Lockheed Martin LM and Fire Arms Training Systems FATS Virtual Combat Convoy Trainer VCCT was developed as a rapid prototype to address the convoy training deficiency highlighted in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The system was based on two, mature, COTS-based systems with complimentary capabilities which allowed the system to go from concept to deployment in under 21 days. The LM-FATS VCCT solution aka VCCT-L provides basic to advanced convoy skills training and mission rehearsal, incorporating precision weapons engagement training, realistic weapons, a full-scale HMMWV mockup, high-fidelity mobility model and multiple, manned, network simulators with after action review playback capability. The systems interface using DIS and HLA protocols these protocols, the open architecture, and commercially available database sources allow the VCCT to interoperate with other simulators. Multiple senses are engaged with the wide field-of-view geo-typical scene, weapons recoil, physical limitations within the HMWWV, high-fidelity sounds for weapons, engines, and battlefield sounds, as well as simulated voice and digitized communications.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Forces and Organizations