Simulator contract for FATS

FATS, a provider of military training and simulation systems, has been awarded its second contract from Lockheed Martin to provide Close Combat Tactical Trainer Reconfigurable Vehicle Simulator systems.


FATS, a provider of military training and simulation systems, has been awarded a second contract by Lockheed Martin to provide Close Combat Tactical Trainer Reconfigurable Vehicle Simulator systems (CCTT-RVS) for the US Army. The FATS portion of the contract is valued at $3.4 million.



Using simulated firearms, the CCTT-RVS provides tactical missions and combat vehicle training in a virtual environment. The system is designed to simulate combat, combat support and combat service support tactical vehicles.



CCTT-RVS is said to complement the traditional CCTT with representation of a wide variety of wheeled vehicles, including multiple variants of the High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle and Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck, all equipped with precision small arms simulators.



The simulator provides the ability to train all vehicle crew members simultaneously through immersion in a 360-degree synthetic environment. From their crew positions, soldiers have the ability to maintain situational awareness and utilize available weapons systems, communications, and command and control functions, all while manoeuvring through the virtual battle space.


FATS and Lockheed Martin first joined forces in 2004 to create one of the first suites of Virtual Combat Convoy Training systems for the U.S. Army. Together, FATS small arms trainers, indirect fire trainers, close air support simulation and Lockheed Martin’s Close Combat Tactical Trainer create the simulated convoy training system.