Calytrix Technologies recently celebrated a significant milestone of 15 years support to ADF Joint Collective Training through Headquarters Joint Operations Command (HQJOC). Calytrix has supported the development and delivery of the ADF’s evolving capability to design and deliver simulation effects into major Defence exercises since 2006.
Under JP2098 and operating out of a small shop in Fyshwick, Calytrix was one of the first contract teams responsible for developing and delivering a range of simulation effects as a concept demonstrator for Exercise Talisman Sabre 2007. Since that time, the ADF’s capability to support simulation enabled Joint Collective Training has evolved significantly and the responsibility now resides with the HQJOC J7 Joint Collective Training Branch. Throughout the past 15 years Calytrix has supported this capability growth through five different HQ locations, three name changes, and through the organisational change from HQJOC J8 to its current home within the J7 Branch.
From a ‘proof of concept’ to a fully-fledged JLVC training capability, Calytrix has played a key role in developing the infrastructure, systems and processes used to provide high end warfighting environments to a diverse joint and coalition training audience. Achievements over this time include:
- The introduction into Australian service of the US JLVC training architecture,
- The design and development of a bespoke network – the Defence Training & Experimentation Network (DTEN),
- The establishment of persistent connectivity between the Australian DTEN and the US JTEN networks in support of bi-lateral training, and
- Support to over 200 training activities including major Coalition events, Single Service activities and to numerous Mission Rehearsal Activities for Force Element rotations into Afghanistan.
Today, Calytrix continues its involvement with the JCTB as a partner with Lockheed Martin Australia under the JP9711-1 – Core Simulation Capability – program as well as providing direct support to HQJOC through the provision of exercise planning staff, logistics and personnel management services along with support to the J7 information and knowledge management environments. Now, with over 50 full time staff working within the JCTB Calytrix remains an integral component of the ADF’s planning, support and delivery of joint collective training.
Calytrix Training Systems Principal, Mr Steve Salmon noted that, ‘In many ways the growth of Calytrix as a unique Australian owned simulation and training company has mirrored the growth of the ADF’s capability to develop and deliver significant simulation-based training effects to the ADF Warfighter. Our development and heritage as a local services and products provider is inextricably linked to this key capability and we are very proud to have been given the trust and responsibility to support the ADF on this journey.’