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Ensuring combat controllers are prepared and mission ready. 

In 2021, CAE acquired L3Harris’ Military Training business, which included Link Simulation & Training and Doss Aviation. These businesses are now integrated with CAE USA as part of CAE’s Defense & Security business unit.

CAE USA is now developing and deploying new Joint Terminal Control Training Rehearsal System (JTC TRS) simulators as well as upgrading existing systems to a common configuration across the U.S. Department of Defense enterprise. 

The JTC TRS is a mission critical simulation system used to train new Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) operators for real-world scenarios such as controlling aircraft and deploying weapons against designated ground targets. The latest contract merges both the JTC TRS and Joint Theater Air-Ground Simulation System (JTAGSS) into a single program that will provide comprehensive training for JTAC operators. CAE USA is developing a fully immersive system that allows initial qualification and recurrent training for JTAC personnel to train for complex missions in a simulated and controlled environment. The JTACs’ critical role is to communicate and direct actions to ground commanders and aircraft to locate and neutralize threats and targets.

The JTC TRS is being developed by CAE USA in Arlington, Texas and will be delivered to 26 Air Force designated training locations around the world. CAE USA will support the installation and ongoing maintenance of the simulation systems required for Joint Terminal Attack Controller training.

The JTC TRS comes in three configurations with the following features:

Dome configuration

  • 270-degree field-of-view projected dome
  • Pilot and instructor stations
  • Emulated military equipment
  • Distributed Mission Operations Network (DMON) portal 

Desktop configuration

  • Flat screen display
  • Pilot and instructor stations
  • Emulated military equipment
  • Distributed Mission Operations Network (DMON) portal

Portable configuration

  • Deployable system
  • Small monitors
  • Flat screen display
  • Single operator station

The JTAGSS system includes the following features:

  • Air support operations center (ASOC)
  • Capacity of up to 13 training stations 
  • Distributed mission operations (DMO) and live-virtual-constructive (LVC) capable