VIRTUAL CLEARANCE TRAINING SUITES (VCTS)

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Mission

To provide clearance operations training on the latest tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), and practice employing clearance vehicles and subsystems, including the Mine Protected Clearance Vehicle (MPCV) (“Buffalo”), Tractor Vehicle High Speed (TWHS) (“Husky”) with the Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS), Medium Mine Protected Vehicle Type I and II with gun systems, Vehicle Optics Sensor System (VOSS), and the Man Transportable Robotic Systems (MTRS) (“Talon”). VCTS is the U.S. Army’s program of record for training clearance operations.

Description

The VCTS uses five self-contained, mobile trailers containing two MPCV virtual simulators, four TWHS virtual simulators with HMDS with Metal Detection Panels with Wire Detection, six reconfigurable MMPV Type II stations, two MTRS (Talon IV) virtual simulators, two Vehicle Optics Sensor System (VOSS) and four Instructor Operator Stations (IOS) with four shared After Action Review areas. Each vehicle station is designed to match the layout and function of each system and enabler utilized in the clearance formation, including four mounted gunner stations. The vehicle simulators can be networked for collective clearance mission training or provide individual skill training. The VCTS includes over 125 pre-programmed scenarios. The system can run multiple scenarios form the same IOS and incorporates communication between vehicles and with the IOS. The instructor can modify scenario conditions and events such as Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) explosions, weather conditions and malfunctions in real time, allowing flexibility in training.

System Interdependencies

  • Synthetic Environment Core (SE Core)
  • One Semi-Automated Forces (OneSAF)

Other Major Interdependencies

  • Night Vision and Electronics Sensors Directorate (NVESD)

Foreign Military Sales

None

Contractors

  • FAAC, Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI)