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Crew and Collective Training

FAAC’s immersive simulator-based crew and collective training solutions provide real-world experiences, honing soldiers’ skills and judgment before they go anywhere near the field of operations. Our mission is to ensure that army personnel, whether a driver or an engineer, have the skills they need to minimize risks. Simulation training programs ensure that the trainee can operate collectively as a crew under any circumstance – whether in combat conditions or simply on patrol.

FAAC’s custom hardware/software simulation solutions allow you to easily create complex real-time scenarios, and for your trainees to experience them in an emotionally vivid way at a low cost and with no risk of injury. We’ve built simulators for a wide range of platforms using real/replica equipment with scenarios to practice everything from basic vehicle and system operation to complex, multi-stage, multiparty training exercises. This collective simulation training for crews provides a high-fidelity training environment for individuals and crews to train in a way that will translate into operational excellence in the field. Move beyond simple traditional training and provide your personnel with an advanced scenario-based training system.

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
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FAAC was founded in 1971 specifically to create military weapons simulations for the U.S. armed services.  Since 2002 FAAC’s Operator Driving Simulators (ODS) have been a major contributor to the training of military Motor Transport Operators. Today, these military simulation training technologies have become the standard for real-time military weapons, tactics, and skills training and assessment.

FAAC embraces a “Customer for Life” philosophy. We invest time in understanding your assets and objectives, work closely with your team to develop and deliver the appropriate simulation solution, and help you find the best way to integrate this custom solution into your training procedures. Most importantly, we support you in maintaining and evolving this solution as your policies, assets, and challenges inevitably change over time.

We don’t sell equipment; we partner with agencies and their instructors to develop their ideal simulation training solution. FAAC’s C-IED training simulation goes beyond what you’d find in a typical IED training kit (which is often just a straightforward fake device). Instead, our immersive simulations prepare military personnel for the realities of IED threats in the field. Our simulations represent the next step in IED training aids, and are more effective than traditional training courses in ensuring that armed services personnel are adequately prepared for the tactical details of terrorist warfare.

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Related Program: 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.

The Virtual Clearance Training Suite allows your crews to rehearse route clearance and IED inspection procedures without any risk to personnel or equipment. At its core, the VCTS allows Army crews to develop coordination when inspecting a potential threat, and to perform as a unit in even the most difficult field conditions. Unlike traditional aids, simulation training allows trainers to review and pinpoint any potential areas for further rehearsal.

Virtual Clearance Training Suite (VCTS)