Counter-IED Training


Counter-IED Simulation Training

Counter IED Training Solutions

FAAC provides state-of-the-art simulators to train engineer vehicle and equipment operators for the explosive hazard defeat mission. Configured in self-contained 53’ semi-trailers, the VCTS allows individuals and crews to learn and master all tasks likely to be encountered during clearance missions without risk to man or machin

Solution Features

Counter-IED Training Example

Full suite of simulated vehicles and equipment

  • Mine Protected Clearance Vehicle (MPCV – Buffalo)
  • Vehicle Mounted Mine Detector (VMMD – Husky)
  • Medium Mine Protected Vehicle (MMPV – Type I Panther and Type II RG-31MK5E)
  • Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS – Talon III b)
  • Four Instructor/Operator Stations with classroom/AAR/mission planning areas
  • Unparalleled realism and high fidelity vehicle dynamics for believable operational experience
  • Physics-based Interrogation Arm simulation for the Buffalo
  • Husky operations with or without HMDS GPR
  • Gunner’s Station (GS) for each MMPV Variant
  • VOSS – Vehicle Optics Sensor System
  • Individual/Crew training curriculum

U.S. Army selects FAAC

In May 2011, the U.S. Army selected FAAC Incorporated to supply its Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) / Explosive Hazard Defeat Training Simulation Suite. The program designated Virtual Clearance Training Suite (VCTS)—is modular by design and builds on the simulator technology developed for the US Army Operator Driving Simulator (USA ODS) and US Army Common Driver Trainer (CDT) programs. FAAC received a contract modification in May 2014 adding a 5th trailer, two VMMDs, and multiple system upgrades including integration of One SAF 6.0, a One SAF HEMTT Recovery Vehicle, a Buffalo Air Digger and conversion of MPCV & MMPV cabs to a Common Dual Cab (CDC) configuration. Phase 1 modifications to the original 28 Suites are scheduled through September, 2016. FAAC provides interim contractor logistics support as required.

Related Simuator: Virtual Clearance Training Suite (VCTS)

The advanced IOS, multi-net communications, scenario generation system and updated databases ensure the VCTS is the Army’s most configurable and flexible ground simulation training suite. In addition, FAAC designed the VCTS with a modular upgrade/modification capability to meet evolving requirements. FAAC is in Phase 1 of a multi-year upgrade with planned addition of remote controlled vehicles and weapons stations, new sensors, blowers, rollers, and complex IEDs.

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