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FAAC Air Combat Environment for Testing and Training


The FAAC Air Combat Environment for Testing and Training (FACETT®) is a desktop software solution for simulating air combat engagements for weapons testing, tactics development, and post-combat debriefing. The first-person flight simulator employs 3D graphics and accurately emulates in-craft Multi-Function Display (MFD) and Heads-Up Display (HUD) systems. Not only can you create hypothetical air-combat scenarios to evaluate weapon employment tactics, you can also replay real events from TSPI data or even network FACETT with live systems for real-time weapon employment assessment. FACETT is fully compatible with the SimBuilder weapon simulation software.

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Simulator Features

The FACETT software initially was developed as a tool to test the development of high-speed weapon simulations in support of FAAC’s effort to evaluate our cockpit algorithms and high-speed missile simulations provided for the F-15, F-16, F-35 and F/A-18 E/F. FACETT is compatible with our SimBuilder weapon simulation software product and our library of validated weapon simulations for training devices.

Applications for FACETT have gone beyond the evaluation of simulation and WEZ performance to be a revolutionary tool to evaluate weapon employment tactics in a controlled desktop environment with high fidelity simulation models combined with 3-D graphics, aircraft MFD and HUD WEZ displays, autonomous aircraft and an aircraft flight simulator model. Air combat tactical situations can be created to evaluate weapon performance, recorded for later analysis, replayed from TSPI data recorded from training or tactical systems, or networked into live system for real-time weapon employment assessments.

FACETT Features: Scenario Building

  • Drag and Drop combat entities onto mission map
  • Define target aircraft and surface entity behavior
  • Set-up Stand-Alone or Network Scenarios
  • Load/import mission specific maps
  • Select different aircraft flight models for the ownship aircraft
  • Assign joystick configuration per aircraft type

FACETT Features: Recording and Replay Capabilities

  • All scenarios can be recorded for later replay and analysis
  • Can be run with recorded TSPI data from an alternate training device
  • Alternate Ending – Whether running from a FACETT developed scenario or alternate source TSPI the user can jump into an aircraft and take full control of the aircraft and weapons employment

FACETT Features: Network Capabilities

  • Multiple FACETT stations can be networked together to allow multiple, separately controlled aircraft to be flown together in real-time against each other or against autonomous aircraft
  • Network scenarios can be recorded
  • Can be networked with other systems to provide WEZ displays and weapons simulations driven from alternate TSPI sources

Learn more about our Air Combat Environment for Testing and Training

FAAC’s Air Combat Environment for Testing and Training (FACETT) is a Windows desktop application that simulates air combat engagements to support weapon simulation testing, tactics development and post air combat training debriefing of weapon system capabilities.

FAAC Air Combat Environment for Testing and Training