READING, PA. – November 28, 2011 – Fidelity Technologies Corp. (Fidelity) has delivered the Production Representative Article (PRA) of its latest training system, the Joint Terminal Control Training and Rehearsal System (JTC TRS), to the US Air Force’s Aeronautical Systems Center – Simulators Division.
The primary focus of the system is to provide a virtual air-ground training and mission rehearsal environment. In that complex, simulated environment, the skills of Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) and Combat Control Teams (CCT) are developed along with the skills of the air crews they work with during Joint Close Air Support missions in close proximity to ground forces.
Within that immersive environment, trainees use simulated military equipment to detect, recognize, and identify potential targets, and relay that information through voice or digital communications to request supporting assets to attack those targets.
The JTC TRS is a full-spectrum Joint Fires simulation and training system, providing training in the disciplines of Terminal Attack Control (TAC), Close Air Support (CAS), Air Traffic Control (ATC), and Call for Fire (CFF). The system provides the ability for these specialized war fighters to train with a multitude of assets in an immersive virtual environment.
The JTC TRS also features connectivity to aircraft simulators outside of the system. Not only will the JTC TRS enhance an individual’s ability, it will improve the overall capabilities, efficiency, and effectiveness of the entire group of war-fighters.
“This simulator will create a fully immersive simulated training environment,” explained David Gulati, president of Fidelity. “We are extremely proud of its ability to prepare war-fighters for what they may face on a complex battlefield where they will need to make split-second decisions – literally life-or-death decisions.”
Fidelity will maintain the JTC TRS for a period of one year at their facility in Reading, PA.
The highly-technological simulator includes a large 240 x 60-degree projection system, to serve as an interactive screen, and an extensive network of computers. A variety of simulated environments can be created, including geographically realistic representations, day or night scenarios, unaided or aided with night vision devices.
This mission simulation system has applicability for training personnel in all four military services (Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps). The system will not only provide realistic training at all levels of expertise from novice to expert, but can also be used as a mission rehearsal system, permitting individuals or teams to practice in a virtual battle space approximating the actual environment to be encountered.