Joint Training: Live, Virtual, and Constructive (L-V-C)
AIR FORCE DISTRIBUTED MISSION OPERATIONS CENTER KIRTLAND AFB NM
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EXERCISE NORTHERN EDGE 08 NE08 was conducted 5-16 May 08 with special emphasis on Live-Virtual-Constructive L-V-C operations leveraging instrumented training airspace associated with the Pacific Alaska Range Complex PARC. NE08 was a United States Pacific Command USPACOM sponsored, Alaskan Command ALCOM executed, Joint Chiefs of Staff JCS tactical field training exercise focused on a critical USPACOM war plan. The Air Force Distributed Mission Operations Center DMOC served as exercise L-V-C planning Co-Chair along with ALCOM J7, and provided joint L-V-C technical and operational leadership during the joint exercise life cycle JELC planning, and direct technical and exercise control support during exercise execution. DMOC partnered with ALCOM, the Navys Tactical Training Group Pacific TTGP, Pt Loma, CA, and Joint Forces Command Joint WarfightingCenter JWFC, Suffolk, VA, to achieve the largest tactically focused joint L-V-C network ever built. DMOC was specifically responsible for obtaining approvals on all L-V-C architecture Controlled Interface Device CID activity, to include use of the JFCOM Joint Training and Experimentation Network JTEN. Approved architecture enabled the employment of both live instrumented and constructive targets in the PARC live training space and a digital-to-live Radio Frequency RF Virtual Tactical Bridge VTB by which virtual E-8C crews controlled live fighters against these targets. This demonstration of joint military crew interaction between live and virtual Command and Control C2, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance ISR, and live and virtual Air Interdiction fighter platforms models the vision of Training Transformations T2 Joint National Training Capability JNTC. It also demonstrates significant joint evolution of L-V-C in terms of war plan mission rehearsals.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics