Lockheed Martin selected for US Army JLCCTC system
Lockheed Martin will design an advanced simulation-based training system for the US Army to ensure that army, joint and coalition leaders are prepared to act decisively in the evolving operational environment, the company announced.
The IDIQ contract, with a ceiling value of $146 million over five years, will see the US Army supplied with the Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability (JLCCTC) system.
The JLCCTC system will support training exercises that replicate complex operational scenarios, preparing commanders and their staff to direct military operations. Seven current command and battle staff training tools will be integrated into a single system for the JLCCTC.
The system will simulate enemy and friendly forces, presented to allow commanders and their staff to practice making decisions during high pressure military missions. The system also supports the army's strategy for an integrated training environment that combines live, virtual and computer-generated training elements.
Jim Weitzel, vice president of training solutions for Lockheed Martin's Mission Systems and Training business, said: ‘Integrating seven training components provides sustainment cost savings and makes it easier and faster to generate training scenarios. JLCCTC will be built with a modelling and simulation-based architecture to present data driven scenarios for relevant, adaptable training.’
In addition to integration, Lockheed Martin developed the Warfighter's Simulation (WARSIM) component of JLCCTC. In 2012, WARSIM supported 14 training exercises and trained more than 22,000 commanders, their staffs and units.
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