Lockheed Martin simulation technology connects remote battlefield commanders, units, and personnel for effective training

ORLANDO, Fla., 30 Nov. 2011. U.S. Army and Republic of Korea Army personnel employed Lockheed Martin-developed training and simulation technology during a large-scale, distributed command post training exercise. More than 250 participants took part in the Full Spectrum Exercise (FSX), leveraging the Warfighters' Simulation (WARSIM) and the WARSIM Intelligence Model—both elements of the larger Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability (JLCCTC) Multi-Resolution Federation-WARSIM training system.

Posted by Courtney E. Howard
Posted by Courtney E. Howard

ORLANDO, Fla., 30 Nov. 2011. U.S. Army and Republic of Korea Army personnel employed Lockheed Martin-developed training and simulation technology during a large-scale, distributed command post training exercise. More than 250 participants took part in the Full Spectrum Exercise (FSX), leveraging the Warfighters' Simulation (WARSIM) and the WARSIM Intelligence Model—both elements of the larger Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability (JLCCTC) Multi-Resolution Federation-WARSIM training system.

WARSIM connected battle commanders, staffs, and units from the U.S. Army 2nd Infantry Division and South Korea—positioned in numerous, remote locations in Kansas, Virginia, and Korea—throughout the eight-day, 180-hour exercise. Part of JLCCTC, the WARSIM program simulates virtually all types of mission scenarios and conflicts–from major theater-level operations to stability and support missions–at the brigade, joint, and coalition levels.

"Mission success largely depends on training together," says Jim Craig, vice president of training systems at Lockheed Martin's Global Training and Logistics business unit. "WARSIM is a reliable, adaptable system that makes it possible for commanders and staff to conduct essential training exercises that simply couldn't take place live because of cost, distance, and logistics."

The test was conducted for the U.S. Army Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
In addition to the FSX, the U.S. Army and South Korea conducted the Warpath II exercise with WARSIM in October, linking more than 200 participants across Hawaii, Virginia, and three locations in South Korea for 164 hours.

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