Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract for production and delivery of a simulation-based command and battle staff training system to enhance decision making capabilities of the US Army personnel in the battlefield.
Valued at $146m over five years, the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract covers development of the Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability (JLCCTC) system, which will prepare the army, joint and coalition leaders to make informed decisions in theatre.
Incorporating seven existing command and battle staff training tools into a single system, the JLCCTC system replicates enemy and friendly forces to help commanders and staff personnel to effectively direct high pressure military operations worldwide.
Lockheed Martin mission systems and training division training solutions vice-president Jim Weitzel said integration of the seven training components generates maintenance cost savings and also facilitates rapid and easy creation of training scenarios.
"JLCCTC will be built with a modelling and simulation-based architecture to present data-driven scenarios for relevant, adaptable training," Weitzel said.
Comprising two separate federations, including multi-resolution federation (MRF) and entity resolution federation (ERF), the system contributes to joint training functional concept and the army training mission area through provision of required levels of modelling and simulation resolution and fidelity.
The system is also capable of supporting the army's strategy for an integrated training environment that integrates live, virtual and computer-generated training elements used for simulation/stimulation of collective digital Mission Command training from brigade to theatre level.
Lockheed has already manufactured the Warfighter's Simulation (WARSIM) component of the JLCCTC, which has successfully supported 14 training exercises and trained over 22,000 commanders, their respective staffs and units throughout 2012.
The delivery schedule has not been disclosed by the company.
Image: The Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability (JLCCTC) system of the US Army. Photo: © 2013 Lockheed Martin Corporation.