JTC TRS Completes First Installation and Testing with Flying Colours
‘Following a rigorous and thorough testing process this May at Fort Benning, GA, QuantaDyn are very happy to report that the first installation of JTC TRS has been successfully completed. This was swiftly followed by the USAF Operation Utility Evaluation (OUE) which included multiple groups of trainees and operators putting the JTC TRS through its paces. Another testing which the system successfully completed. We look forward to the continued successful testing and installation of our JTC TRS systems. QuantaDyn continue to strive for excellence in delivery to our customers.’
Bill Dunn, President, QuantaDyn Corporation
The QuantaDyn team is delighted to confirm the successful completion of in-plant Qualification Test and Evaluation (QT&E) on May 19. QT&E was the USAF’s formal test event on the JTC TRS device baseline before giving the go ahead to install the first system at an end user’s site.
QuantaDyn installed the first device at the 17th STS and 15th ASOS, units that support both Special Operations Forces and Conventional forces at Fort Benning, GA, during the week of May 30th.
The 17th ASOS and 15th ASOS are the perfect mix of Special Operations Forces and Conventional Forces supporting the war fighter on the ground.
A successful Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) ensured the system was accepted by the USAF on June 7th.
Rigorous USAF Operational Utility Evaluation (OUE) leads to excellent feedback for JTC TRS
OUE is a week and a half evaluation and testing effort which consisted of running multiple groups of trainees and operators/instructors through the complete set of training activities, from mission generation, to mission execution on the device, and after action review/ Debrief. Multiple mission scenarios were used during this timeframe. This was a prime opportunity for USAF to thoroughly test the simulator, and on June 22 the JTC TRS successfully completed the USAF Operational Utility Evaluation (OUE).
During the last 2 days of OUE, the simulator was evaluated by the Joint Fire Support Executive Steering Committee (JFS ESC) accreditation team. The team’s recommendation to the Chairman, JFS ESC is to accredit the Joint Terminal Control Training and Rehearsal System (JTC TRS) to replace the following in accordance with the JTAC MOA: Type 1, 2, and 3 controls, day and night controls, controls using ground laser target designator (LTD) for target designation/marking, controls using IR pointer for night target marking, controls using video downlink (VDL), and surface to surface and air to surface fires integration.