Fidelity Technologies Corporation announced the receipt of a contract award valued at $2.3 Million to deliver Call For Fire Trainers (CFFTs) to the U.S. Army and Army National Guard. The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) awarded the contract to Fidelity, and will oversee the delivery of 24 systems beginning in October, 2005.

The CFFT is an artillery indirect fire training device, which uses 3D simulation technology to train all levels of military personnel in the required tasks of the joint fires observer. As a result of lessons learned in Iraq, the Army directed that every soldier be trained in call for fire mission procedures. Each soldier will receive basic call for fire procedures training while more complex procedural training will be provided to designated fire support specialists and universal observers.

The CFFT supports basic- through advanced-level tasks, including Field Artillery, Close Air Support, Naval Gunfire, and Mortars. Simulated Military Equipment, such as the lightweight laser designator rangefinder, and the Army’s OneSAF semi-automated forces software help provide a realistic battlefield environment. The observer participates in scenarios that emulate real-life missions with opposing forces and friendly forces. The observer student or the instructor can choose observation points from anywhere in a terrain database.

As part of the contract, Fidelity will provide multiple terrain databases for the simulator. Standard databases will be the National Training Center, Fort Sill, and Baghdad. Additional databases will be created for units that require terrain representative of the area in which they would most likely fight.

In keeping with the military’s direction for cohesive training, the CFFT is interoperable with other training systems, such as the Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT).

Fidelity Technologies Corporation provides services and products to Government clients in the areas of simulation and training, field support services, military and aerospace manufacturing, and meteorological products and systems. The Simulation and Training unit has over twelve years experience in developing and fielding simulation trainers for warfighters.