QuantaDyn Corporation (QuantaDyn) will upgrade the UK’s customized version of its QFires Joint Fires Mobile Trainer (JFMT) to VBS Blue IG, by Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim). VBS Blue IG is a high-performance, CIGI-compliant, 3D whole-earth image generator designed to support the full spectrum of land, sea, air and space use cases for collective and individual training. The JFMT is a self-contained mobile classroom which arrives as a fully equipped immersive environment to train Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs), Forward Air Controllers (FACs) and Joint Forward Observers (JFOs).
Elbit Systems was awarded the Close Air Simulation and Support System (CAS&S) contract by the Ministry of Defence, 1st Artillery Brigade. Under the contract, QuantaDyn provides a fully accredited training system housed in a road-legal trailer, while Elbit Systems UK provides all in-country instructional training and logistics.
Based on the latest UK Joint Service Publication (JSP) 918 Joint Terminal Attack Controller Policy, the JFMT is accredited by the Joint Air Land Organization (JALO) for training mission scenarios including Type I, II, III, LASER, Day, Night aided, and Night unaided.
Designed to accommodate mission briefs, during action reviews (DAR), and after-action reviews (AAR), a four-person brief/debrief area features a large screen monitor displaying briefing material and recorded missions for after action review.
Immersive Display Systems, Incorporated (IDSI) provided the 1.8-meter diameter dome with 220-by-58-degree FOV. Within the dome, a full suite of virtual, simulated, and form-fit-function devices emulate the latest Surveillance and Target Acquisition (STA) equipment in service with the UK MOD.
Included are emulations of LF28A Laser Target Designator, Stabilized Portable Optical Target -Tracking Receiver (SPOTTR), Military Binoculars, and much more.
As with all QuantaDyn QFires products, the JFMT is designed to be agnostic with respect to Computer Generated Forces (CGFS) and Image Generators (IGs). For the 1st Arty system, the Modern Air Combat Environment (MACE) from Battlespace Simulations was chosen to provide the physics-based battle environment with both ground and airborne entities, while VBS Blue IG from Bohemia Interactive Simulations is being installed to provide high fidelity, real-time graphics.