Telos simulator helps train Army reservists

Officials at the U.S. Army Training Technology BattleLab at Fort Dix, N.J., needed an inexpensive easy-to-use training system to increase efficiency in National Guard training. So they chose the Digital Systems Test and Training Simulator (DSTATS) from Telos Systems of Ashburn, Va.

Officials at the U.S. Army Training Technology BattleLab at Fort Dix, N.J., needed an inexpensive easy-to-use training system to increase efficiency in National Guard training. So they chose the Digital Systems Test and Training Simulator (DSTATS) from Telos Systems of Ashburn, Va.

"DSTATS gives us the ability to provide the fire support element with realistic and doctrinally correct messages that they would expect to receive in real-world situations," says Army Maj. Bill Heineman of The Training and Technology BattleLab. "We were able to stress them in real time, identify operator weaknesses, and provide feedback and additional training with all of the real tactical equipment and operators that were simulated by DSTATS."

DSTATS simulates the exchange of information concerning targets, weapons, munitions, and tactics within a field artillery network. This capability includes rapid and detailed message traffic, location of friendly troops, forward observers, fire-detection center information, and other pertinent battlefield communications.

The PC-based system also can network with real tactical fire-support computers at different locations. Several operators at remote sites can train on their actual systems by DSTATS software without the time and expense of travel. - J.M.

For more information on DSTATS, contact Telos by phone at 703-724-3757, or on the World Wide Web at http://www. telos.com.

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