Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. demonstrated its new Reconfigurable Virtual Collective Training System (RVCTS) at I/ITSEC in Orlando, Florida.
With ease of deployment to serve the Point of Need (PoN), RVCTS satisfies the military’s demand for a cost-effective, reconfigurable, multi-platform, immersive training environment that incorporates the latest technology in an open architecture framework.
The RVCTS-air (RVCTS-A) configuration, as demonstrated at I/ITSEC, is designed to achieve aircrew and collective training capability by reconfiguring into the required rotary-wing platforms. The RVCTS-A I/ITSEC demo supports three rotary-wing platform configurations (UH-60M / CH-47F / AH-64D) and was designed to reconfigure from one to another in as little as 30 minutes. RVCTS-A can also perform collective training by deploying multiple aircraft platform configurations. Such versatility significantly lowers life-cycle costs while its technology innovation increases training value.
The RVCTS-A can perform Aircrew training under a single aircraft platform by deploying the Cockpit Module, the Aerial Gunner’s Module and/or the Hoist or Cargo Module. With all modules operating in the same Synthetic Training Environment (STE) one has the flexibility to operate the RVCTS-A in a single aircrew environment or a collective multi-platform environment.
As the only reconfigurable training system incorporating the latest mixed reality technology, RVCTS-A delivers the highest immersive fidelity of any collective training system. RVCTS-A introduces increased portability, ease of reconfiguration and can be delivered to the point of need (PoN).
As Jose Diaz, Senior Vice President Kratos Training, explains: “We have partnered with industry leaders to develop the most innovative and mission focused Reconfigurable Virtual Collective Training System currently available. This innovative Kratos system is comprised of Bugeye Technologies’ high fidelity cockpit components, VSS’ “real cable” hoist product and AVT’s Combined Aircrew Mission Task Trainer (CAMTT™) simulation baseline. Our partners’ agility and leading technology focus coupled with Kratos’ immersive simulation technology, years of simulation experience and vision have resulted in the RVCTS-A, a truly technologically advanced, highly immersive collective training system with the right level of fidelity to achieve the target mission training. RVCTS-A is the right solution for collective training needs as it delivers outcomes that enable the Warfighter to conduct representative, multi-echelon training at the Point of Need (PoN).”
Kratos develops advanced, affordable training solutions for U.S. and allied forces that enhance learning retention and increase warfighter readiness. Kratos is driving innovation in military simulation and training programs by integrating the latest immersive technologies, such as XR, with its blended learning content and open architecture simulation systems for air, ground, maritime and soon space domains.