Navy Demonstrates Live-Virtual-Constructive Capability of Air Combat Training Tech Written 29 September 2021


Two U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets fly a combat patrol over Afghanistan in 2008. | Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon; U.S. Air Force; Wikipedia; public domain

ExecutiveGov reports that “the U.S. Navy conducted a demonstration in August to test the live-virtual-constructive capability of the Tactical Combat Training System Increment II in an operational environment.” Naval Air Systems Command said “the Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges program office, PMA-205, and Advanced Naval Technology Exercise-21 teams conducted the demonstration using F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft, an operational destroyer, Joint Semi-Automated Forces System, Next Generation Threat System, a guided missile and an F/A-18 simulator through the Navy Continuous Training Environment.” Capt. Lisa Sullivan, PMA-205 program manager, said: “On the surface side, ships have been using a training LVC mode for a while, networking back and forth to exercise coordinators running complex scenarios. Now aviation is part of the mix through validation of TCTS Inc. II as the host system connecting live aircraft into a LVC environment.”
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