VT MAK completes Synthetic Training Environment technical assessment

By Jaspreet Gill / January 23, 2020 at 10:23 AM

VT MAK announced today it successfully completed a technical assessment on the Army’s Common Synthetic Environment, a crucial part of the Synthetic Training Environment modernization priority.

The CSE, which includes the STE’s Training Management Tool, Training Simulation Software capabilities and One World Terrain, will enable soldiers to conduct realistic training and be interoperable with future operational capabilities like mission command systems.

VT MAK was awarded a $95 million other transaction agreement last June for the STE CSE’s TMT and simulation software capabilities, while Vicron Systems was awarded a $94.7 million OTA for One World Terrain.

The company said in a press release today the assessment consisted of soldiers working with VT MAK engineers in a “one-on-one setting to delve deep into specific capabilities."

Soldiers then conducted training exercises which included planning the exercise, assigning simulated entities to the available hardware, executing and recording the scenario and finishing with a review of the assessment.

The TMT provided soldiers with an intuitive, user-friendly capability that "integrated unit training information with training readiness requirements, prepped and launched training activities and drove assessment activities all from a single workstation."

VT MAK Deputy Program Manager Christina Bouwens said the soldier assessments were critical to the development process of the CSE "as they ensure that the project is meeting the end users' needs," according to the release.