Nova Technologies has employed Havok’s simulation framework as the core image generation technology for the US Army’s under development call for fire trainer (CFFT) III programme.
The capability was integrated by Nova with the joint fires product line (JFPL) framework, to provide high fidelity, physics-enabled image generation capabilities, including destructive reactions and kinematic responses.
Formed around standards, such as the Common Image Generator Interface (CIGI), High Level Architecture (HLA) and Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS), the JFPL is a simulation architecture managed by the Program Manager for Special Operations Forces Training Systems (PM STS).
The advanced observer training portion of the CFFT III programme seeks the use of high fidelity image generation technology for creation of virtual battlefields in which forward observer personnel can train in call-for-fire missions.
Nova Technologies president Buddy Black said Havok’s extended feature set offers a broad spectrum of unique capabilities that will enable the company to address specific requirements, such as the reuse of existing content from government sources for the programme to provide highly immersive simulation training.
”Since the kickoff of the program, Havok’s support team has been great at helping us ensure we get the most out of the technology to deliver highly immersive training capabilities on time and on budget,” Black said.
Havok Military & Simulation director Cory Kumm said, ”With the hard work and cooperation of both Havok and Nova’s engineering teams, Nova is able to create the CFFT III training programme using cutting edge technology for incredible interactive realism all on time and on budget even with the current industry challenges.”
Primarily designed to support basic through advanced-level training, including forward observer (FO) tasks and procedures and mission planning, the CFFT III is also expected to train FO personnel in the management of artillery, mortars, close air support (CAS) and naval gunfire.
Initial deliveries of CFFT III system, which features semi-automated forces (SAF) systems, alongside simulated military equipment (SME), are scheduled to take place in first quarter of 2014.