Air Force Air Combat Training Simulation System

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Air Force Air Combat Training Simulation System

Air Combat Training Simulation System Training Simulator

Air Warfare Simulation

FAAC is the sole supplier of weapon and Electronic Combat Environment (ECE) simulation software for the family of Navy Tactical Aircrew Combat Training Systems (TACTS) and Air Force Air Combat Training Systems since their inception in the early 1970’s. These training ranges provide pilots with real-time air and ground combat environments, which allow realistic evaluation of the pilots’ combat skills and weapon utilization. The simulations not only provide realistic hit/miss/probability of kill analysis for both threat and friendly weapons, but also provide the participants a factual “reason for miss” evaluation as an added feature to aid their understanding of weapon system capability and employment. The state-of-the-art technology driving the TACTS/ACTS ranges allow for simultaneous simulation of dozens of aircraft, making it the most advanced simulated air warfare application in the industry. Training facilities that utilize TACTS/ACTS are able to develop more comprehensive training programs for their pilots than a facility that focuses only on maneuvering and navigation training, because TACTS/ACTS is specifically focused on weapon utilization.

Simulator Features

The TACTS/ACTS functionality has been expanded from a purely air-to-air environment, to include air-to-ground and surface-to-air engagements. FAAC designed and developed software to represent a fully functional Integrated Air Defense System (IADS). Many of the 14 operational ranges located worldwide have been upgraded to incorporate this feature, including the lead ranges located at NAS Fallon, Nevada, and Red Flag Measurement and Debriefing System (RFMDS) at Nellis AFB, Nevada.

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The IADS environment

The IADS environment incorporates an early warning network, centralized command and control, surface-to-air missiles (SAM’s), anti-aircraft artillery (AAA), associated weapon system sensors (including radar and electro-optical modes), EA-6B support jamming and self-protection countermeasures effects on both RF and IR weapon performance, RWR device simulation, and terrain masking. The ranges accommodate scenarios for air-to-air, air-to-ground, surface-to-air, and Electronic Warfare systems involving the simultaneous operation of up to 36 high activity aircraft (plus 100 low activity aircraft), making the TACTS/ACTS ranges the most sophisticated training environments in the world. For the TACTS/ACTS ranges, FAAC has developed models of over 100 weapon systems, including 20 different threat air-to-air missiles, 25 different threat SAM/AAA systems, and 28 threat emitter types.

FAAC Development

Beyond simulation development, FAAC is active in all stages of new range development upgrades. FAAC’s recognized expertise in the development of simulations and range allows us to work alongside our clients in developing the most advanced simulator-based training available. Our engineering team is equipped with years of experience in simulating a variety of weapon systems, aircraft, and other military vehicles. We can meet the needs of our customers by developing custom simulator-based training programs, whether that means Marine simulation, refueling training, or any other military training need. Simulation technology is the cornerstone of FAAC’s business, but our true mission is to partner with our customers in developing the most advanced training programs in the industry.

Learn more about our Air Combat Training Simulation System

FAAC Incorporated. is the sole supplier of weapon and Electronic Combat Environment (ECE) simulation software for the family of Navy Tactical Aircrew Combat Training Systems (TACTS) and Air Force Air Combat Training Systems since their inception in the early 1970’s.

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