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FALL 2018

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Grosklags noted. It is impossible to closely replicate live training for all those dierent permutations. Many of those models already exist, and can be networked together to create training environments. "We need the ability to share that digital data from beginning to end," he said. Investments in modeling and simulation can meet many dierent requirements. "We conduct testing to the speci•cations to make sure the system works as it's supposed to," said Robert Vargo, director of the Atlantic Test Ranges here at NAWC-AD at Pax River. "When we are testing a system in the context of how it will be used in the ‡eet, we will add simulated RF environments and threats, and increase the scenario density by adding variations of dierent aircra‰. ... Šat is the vision of a LVC – live, virtual, constructive — type testing and training." Anywhere in the world One good example of where LVC training can be a major asset to the Navy is the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). Šis new combatant requires a unique approach to training, with a small crew who must be experts in multiple jobs. Še crews rotate, so while one is deployed and operating the ship, the other is "o hull" and back in homeport for training. On LCS, the mission packages are separate from the sea frame, such that the mission packages can be changed depending on the mission. Še ship's systems, such as navigation, self-defense, and communications, are referred to as core capabilities. Both the Freedom and Independence variants of LCS have unique handling characteristics, and ship handling trainers were developed before the •rst ships were built. General Dynamics Mission Systems had a full scale bridge and Command Integration Center (CIC) 23 Association of the United States Navy " Synthetic training can be a substitute or supplement for many kinds of live training, especially repeatable tasks for basic and intermediate training." Glenn White

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