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TCTS Inc II programme progresses

21st June 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Rockwell Collins has completed the Preliminary Design Review of the US Navy's Tactical Combat Training System Increment II (TCTS Inc II) programme and has been approved to begin detailed design work, the company announced on 19 June.

The initial $142 million award for the TCTS Inc II was awarded in 2017. Rockwell Collins was selected as a prime contractor and systems integrator for the next-generation air combat training system along with collaboration and support from Leonardo DRS.

The TCTS Inc II programme intends to replace the US Navy and Marine Corps’ training range infrastructure to  improve effectiveness of training across all squadrons and fleet forces. The new system will support real-time operational air combat training for a variety of missions and platforms, including legacy and advanced aircraft.

The system will also enable the blending of live and synthetic elements into training known as live, virtual and constructive. The open system architecture with multiple independent levels of security protects the tactics, techniques and procedures being used.

TCTS Inc. II also provides interoperability for joint and coalition training with fourth and fifth-generation platforms while aligning with industry software standards such as the FACE technical standard and software communications architecture.

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