Under the expert exercise design and control of Stuart Russell (ALDSU UK), this integration activity tasked trainees to complete a combined-arms operation to local and clear a village of recently encamped militia forces.
This task was conducted using a federated, fully correlated LVC environment that integrated a number of systems, including:
- Titan Vanguard for Dismounted Infantry, Artillery and UAV feeds
- Steel Beasts Professional for Armored platforms
- The Danish Army’s Battle Management System (Sitaware)
- JCATS demonstrating constructive integration
- Calytrix LVC Cost Counter
The key technical goals of the activity were to demonstrate that various LVC systems could be successfully integrated to allow the delivery of simulation-supported training that truly blends live, virtual and constructive systems into one environment.
Dr. Tim Pokorny, Calytrix’s CTO commented:
"A key strength of Vanguard is the proven LVC integration foundation that it leverages to connect with other systems. Building on a decade of delivering such tools, the level of integration and correlation that has been achieved between these varied systems today far surpasses that of legacy applications. The speed with which the Combat Center staff here in Oksbol have been able to add both a constructive wrap and most critically, a link to the Danish Army's Battle Management System, shows how simple these activities can be and has let us focus on the training aspect of this application rather than just the technology."
The stimulation of battle management systems from simulation tools is a critical component in enhancing both the exposure of trainees to live systems and to the situational awareness picture that feeds their decision making.
Throughout the activity trainees were required to communicate over their virtual radios and use their BMS to input information and share it among one another as they tracked friendly and hostile activity in the objective area.