MVRsimulation’s mixed-reality Deployable Joint Fires Trainer (DJFT) has achieved full accreditation by the Joint Fire Support Executive Steering Committee (JFS ESC).
The DJFT Accreditation Memo was signed by the Joint Staff J-6, Joint Fires Integration Division JCAS JTAC MOA Lead 24 May 2023 and is marked as CUI and was published on the JFS-ESC’s official APAN page.
The accreditation covers the fully-deployable DJFT, as delivered to the Headquarters USAFE-AFAFRICA Warfare Center, for Type, 1, 2, and 3 Terminal Attack Control (TAC), Bomb on Coordinate (BOC), Fixed-Wing (FW), Rotary-Wing (RW), Remote Observer (RO), Video Down-Link (VDL), Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD), Urban, Forward Air Controller (Airborne) (FAC (A)), Night, IR, and Laser controls.
The internally-developed COTS system comprises three two-person transportable aluminum cases - instructor operator station, role player station, and observer (JTAC) station; MVRsimulation’s Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG); Battlespace Simulations’ MACE; and Varjo XR-3 mixed-reality headset.
The DJFT is designed to allow JTACs and Forward Observers to train alongside fixed- and rotary-wing aircrew within a fully-immersive virtual training environment provided by MVRsimulation’s VRSG. The system emulates and simulates laser target designation, laser range finder, global positioning system, infrared pointer and strobe, video downlink, ATAK/WINTAK-Link 16 capability and AN/PRC-117G and AN/PRC-152A systems.
Wearing the Varjo XR-3 mixed-reality headset, trainees have a 360-by-360-degree field with pass-through vision, allowing them to use emulated physical devices, and access written products; and giving them the ability to read, write, and have visual use of their hands while wearing the head mounted display.
Full integration with the Special Warfare Assault Kit (SWAK) is enabled via VRSG and Battlespace Simulations’ MACE. VRSG delivers sensor feed video with KLV metadata directly to the JTAC trainee’s SWAK tablet, allowing the user to train on the same kit they use in the field.
“We delivered the first DJFT to the Headquarters USAFE-AFAFRICA Warfare Center in 2021 and received interim accreditation the following year,” Garth Smith, President, MVRsimulation, said. “To have now been granted full accreditation by the JFS ESC less than 12 months later is a significant win for the JTACs and FOs who will be training using this cutting-edge mixed-reality training environment.
“The DJFT is a fully internally-developed COTS product made entirely in the United States by JTACs for JTACs. This accreditation validates our commitment to team with agile, intelligent partners to deliver next-generation JTAC training solutions for the military training community.”