VT MAK, a company of ST Engineering North America has been awarded a Prototype Other Transaction Agreement worth US$95m from the US Army to meet demands for next generation collective training. Working through the Training and Readiness Accelerator (TREX), VT MAK will develop and deliver the Training Simulation Software (TSS) and Training Management Tool (TMT) components of the US Army's Synthetic Training Environment (STE).

The TSS and the TMT, combined with the One World Terrain (OWT), form the STE Common Synthetic Environment (CSE). The STE CSE delivers software, application(s) and services that will enable the Reconfigurable Virtual Collective Trainer (RVCT), Soldier Squad Virtual Trainer (S/SVT), Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) and will support interoperability with the future Next Generation Constructive, Live Training Environment, and other STE capabilities.

The MAK CSE solution is based on the full MAK Suite of simulation software. Over the course of this project, the MAK Suite will be integrated with new technologies and content and will be customized to meet the future missions of the US Army.