Simulation and Training Products
Fidelity’s Simulation and Training Division has a true understanding of the training environment and technical interface required to support the current warfighter. Fidelity systems support training across the complete indirect/direct fire team, from the man on the ground to the command elements, from initial tasks through tactical decision training. Beginning with the GUARDFIST system, over 15 years ago, Fidelity has pioneered the advancement of Indirect Fires and now Joint Fires procedural and tactical trainers. Our expertise has recently broadened our reach into Rotary Wing Simulation, Counter Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Systems, and Combatant Vehicle Trainers.
Setting the Mark for Success:
Since the initial Call For Fire Trainer (CFFT) was installed at the Ft. Sill JFETS facility in 2004, it has been proven again and again that Fidelity’s products are sound, effective, and versatile. Within 90 days of the original installation of the system, the CFFT went from a Proof of Concept to an operational trainer utilized by Basic Non-commissioned Officers Courses (BNOC), Advanced Non-commissioned Officers Courses (ANOC), and Basic Officers Leaders Courses (BOLC). In 2006 the Joint Fires Observer (JFO) course searched for a training system that would minimize the use of live aircraft. They needed a system that would provide the bridge to full spectrum exposure training for observed Indirect Fires, Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing Close Air Support (CAS), Special Operations Forces (SOF) Rotary Wing Support (formerly Close Combat Attack (CCA)), Naval Gun Fire (NGF), and dynamic joint fires with integrated real-time decision making scenarios. The Fidelity CFFT was extended to address these new training requirements, and is now being used, under the certification of the Joint Fires Executive Steering Committee and the 2010 Joint Close Air Support Accreditation Program Memorandum of Agreement (JCAS AP MOA), to replace live Terminal Attack Control requirements in training because of its integration of specified Simulated Military Equipment and the realistic environment it provides for training.
Dynamic Training Capability:
Fidelity training systems support everything from basic backbone training and procedural exercises to dynamic problem solving and advanced training scenarios. The training systems support those scenarios that require true integrated understanding of potential second and third order effects following a decision to place rounds on target or boots on the deck; all the while minimizing Civilian Casualties (CIVCAS) and/or friendly fire (Fratricide) through proper application of Rules of Engagement (ROE), Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC), and more importantly, Positive Identification (PID) and Collateral Damage Estimate (CDE).
The use of digital communications has become a vital part of our forces’ mission flow. To support our forces in the digital environment, our systems have supported the integration of the following devices:
- AFATDS (Advanced Field Artillery Tactical data System)
- FOS (Forward Observation Software/System)
- PFED (Pocket sized Forward Entry Device)
- BCS (Battery Computer System)
- LCU (Lightweight Computer Unit)
- FSCATT (Fire Support Combined Arms Tactical Trainer)
In addition to part-task training, Fidelity recognizes the importance placed on collective training. So much, in fact, that members of our team have past experience designing and implementing the Collective Unit Assessment tools and methodology used today as the accepted standard for USMC and coalition large unit readiness reporting. Fidelity understands the requirement for interoperability and has experience integrating Fidelity systems with:
- CCTT (Close Combat Tactical Trainer)
- AVCATT (Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer)
- MUSE/AFSERS (Multiple Unified Simulation Environment/Air Force Synthetic Environment for Reconnaissance and Surveillance)
- JCATS (Joint Conflict And Tactical Simulation)
- DMOC (Distributed Mission Operations Center)
- DTOC (Distributed Training Operations Center)
With a reach across the globe, Fidelity Simulation and Training can support a variety of customer requirements that other providers cannot. Our interactive relationships with current theatres, coalition forces, foreign military training, etc. increase our ability to rapidly adapt and meet customer demand – no matter the climate or place.
Our Subject Matter Experts (SME's)
Fidelity is staffed with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who have firsthand experience executing all phases of the “kill chain,” ranging from operators to leaders in direct combat, as well as simulated and training environments. Today’s battlefield is a living, breathing, dynamic, and ever-evolving front in which challenges and targets change as rapidly as the tactics developed to combat them. Fidelity SME's consist of a unique blend of Strategic, Operational and Tactical experts who are more than capable of meeting these challenges head on. Our product line SME's have not only commanded and executed Terminal Attack Control and Close Air Support operations in combat, they have also designed and instructed the curriculum used to teach these high demand skill sets at various top level schools and operational units. From Artillery and Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) to Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC), Pilot, and School House instructors, our team’s understanding of the full spectrum operational picture is evident in the programs and products we produce.
Simulation and Training Products and Services:
The needs of the warfighter change as rapidly as the climates in which they fight. As a result, the Fidelity product line approach is rooted in the idea of ever evolving tools for combat situation training. Our extensive product line provides the warfigther with fully customizable training solutions designed to meet any requirements and to grow as those requirements change with the combat or operational tempo. Fidelity’s product line enables warfighters to train as they fight so that when the time comes, they fight well trained.
FidEX Product Line Solutions:
The FidEX product line concept allows Fidelity to fully customize any training system to meet a customer's requirements. Customers select specific mission- and tactics-based modules according to their training requirements, and Fidelity adds them to the core architecture to provide a training solution package. Our FidEX product line approach maintains open developmental paths to leverage technology upgrades, thereby increasing the life cycle supportability and extending the relevance of your training investment.
Current End User Solutions:
Part Task Training Solutions
Simulated Military Equipment Modules – Simulated Military Equipment Modules function as both stand alone training products as well as integrated tools for immersive training environments. The combination of the Fidelity Simulated Military Equipment, which boasts the same form, feel and function of the actual fielded equipment, and our advanced Image Generation systems allow end-users a more portable yet completely functional part task training solution. These customized modules create environments that train all levels of equipment use from entry level indoctrination to advanced tactics and currency rehearsals.
Desktop Procedural Training Solutions – Whether it’s a Call for Fire mission, a Close Air Support target talk-on, or a precision landing for a partial-panel emergency approach, Fidelity has the customized modules that can stack to make your Desktop Procedural Training Solution as effective as possible. These solutions bring classroom instruction and demonstration to life for more rapid and interactive learning sessions. The use of Classroom enhancements like Desktop Procedural Training Solutions is proven to increase student understanding of material while decreasing time – to – train. These solutions allow for customized interaction and enhancements to service the rapid TTP and training pipeline needs without drastically slowing down student through-put in the midst of evolving curriculum.
Immersive Training Solutions – Fidelity’s Joint Fires Immersive Training Solutions were born from our long-standing success in the Indirect Fire Training Environment. The same focus which drove the CFFT system beyond the competition accounts for the success of the JTAC on the ground. The mission of our Immersive Training Solutions is to support all phases of initial and sustainment training for specified overlapping skill set environments through modular and scalable systems that are able to meet rapid TTP adjustment and physical asset integration through various immersion techniques. Our systems combine large field-of-view display areas, immersive domes, and Head Mounted Displays to maximize trainee involvement by stimulating physiological senses for increase student demand during execution. Currently we have solutions ranging from full size interactive dome environments to portable systems that utilize various levels of immersion combined with simulated military equipment which give the warfighter a realistic physically and mentally challenging environment to train in.
Integrated Training Solutions - Our success with the Call For Fire Trainer (CFFT) system in support of the U.S. Army led to a line of products focusing on the Joint Fires Procedural Training requirements, which support the Joint Fires Observer, Forward Observer, those who train through the fires approval process and key skill sets associated with Indirect Fires Delivery (IDF). The IDF system is also scalable and modular to include Fire Direction Center (FDC) and Fire Support Coordination Center (FSCC) stations, as well as redundant student stations that allow for shared application or increased throughput. Through this legacy buildup of capability we realized the existence for true integrated training solutions that can be formed from our established part task and immersive modules. Because Fidelity has driven the complete restructure of our products into the FidEX product Line, future deliveries will have inherent integration capability with one another. Fidelity will also offer complete rework and tech refresh programs that can help legacy training systems find their way back to the current technology baseline where they can reap the benefits of integration, modularity, and a scalable baseline commonality.
Other Simulation and Training Products:
Fidelity Technologies has expanded rapidly from our initial products associated with procedural call for fire training to a plethora of efficient and relevant modern warfare training systems. Our current programs include both mission capable and procedural training aviation simulation systems, foreign and domestic aircraft training systems, air traffic control training systems along with a continuously growing product support catalog. With Fidelity, there is no limit to our innovative and integrated program builds. Generally speaking, we either have the product you need, the pieces to build it or the expertise to design a complete solution. Give your warfighters the tools they deserve with Fidelity.
For more information on our Products and Services, email: SimulationTraining@fidelitytech.com
Fidelity Technologies Corporation CFFT approved by USSOCOM Joint Fires Executive Steering Committee. Learn More.
- JFCOM Certifications
- NATO Certifications
- Simulation directly supports and enhances training . . . it DOES NOT replace requirements:
- Allows opportunity for repetition
- Immerses the trainee “in the battle space”
- Reduces cost to train
- Increases student throughput