All operator driver training simulator solutions have scalable displays to emulate a 180 to 225-degree field-of-view. The hardware configurations range from full six-degree-of-freedom motion-based sims to fixed-base simulators with motion seats and force-feedback steering. Simulator cabs can be generic (with swappable dashboards and instruments), built into actual production vehicle cabs, or swappable cabs. The simulation software automatically changes the field-of-view and driving dynamics to match the real-world idiosyncrasies of various armor systems or load types.
Real Experience. Real Training. Real Lives.
Realistic training environments provide real experience and save real lives.
As Sergeant Dan Snyder of the Marine Corps Modeling and Simulation Office noted years ago “a real firefight is not a good time to explore new ideas.” Immersive simulation training makes it possible for today’s soldiers to do just that gaining the greatest knowledge transfer at the lowest possible risk and cost.
In addition to the fully integrated Virtual Clearance Training Suite (VCTS), FAAC also offers a full range of flexible military vehicle simulators. One example of this is training simulators for the operation of a mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle. With this, an army trainer can lead the student through a variety of real-life scenarios that will test the skills and focus of personnel.
FAAC Military Vehicles Overview
FAAC Operator Driver Training Solutions
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.
FAAC’s Military Operator Driving Simulator (ODS) has been field-proven to give better results at reduced training costs:
- Improve knowledge retention by up to 90%
- Increase driver efficiency by up to 200%
- Reduce accident rate
- Reduce vehicle operation and maintenance costs
Training Simulation Solutions
Your simulation solution can be installed in a fixed-site facility or self-contained trailers (easily relocated: all mobile systems are climate controlled and can run on shore power or onboard generator).
Most importantly, the operator driver training solutions come with an advanced software suite that coordinates motion cues, visual cues, and scenarios while taking trainees through your validated curriculum. The standard software package includes a six-level training curriculum, ranging from Beginner Driver up to Advanced Tactical Driver.
Training scenarios are built on our extensive visual library of generic or site-specific environments and include all weather conditions and both scripted and autonomous entities.
This learning system increases scenario difficulty as trainee performance warrants monitoring the driver along with more than 50 parameters. Whenever a customer-defined threshold is exceeded on any parameter, the instructor is alerted via the Instructor Operator Station (IOS).
Drivers are scored dynamically, based on current skill level and past performance. If trainees fail a scenario, the learning software can recommend remedial scenarios. But the instructor is always in control: The instructor can always opt for a different scenario, or modify a scenario in real-time, changing weather, light conditions, visibility, adding vehicle malfunctions, and so on.
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, setting the standard for real-time military weapons training and assessment. FAAC advancements help trainees learn critical skills safely and affordably.
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. Our mission is to ensure that operators have the real-life skills they needed to perform at the highest level in the field. This means conducting drills that ensure personnel are trained in operating in every possible field condition – something that is accomplished best through the use of high-fidelity simulation training.