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.