US: Cubic has been selected to provide mobile instrumented training system (AMITS) to the US Army. Awarded by the Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), the five-year contract covers a base year and four option years, and has a potential value in excess of USD 200 million, if fully funded. Under the terms of the USD 12.5 million initial contract, the company will supply a mobile training command centre (TCC) and mobile network nodes (MNNs), as well as instrumentation radios, for soldiers and vehicles.
"AMITS incorporates automation and ease-of-use features such as intuitive applications and game-based virtual instruction that stimulate user engagement, remove complexity, reduce setup time and minimise operational and sustainment costs, which translate into increased time available for tactical training. This next-generation homestation instrumentation training system (HITS) capability provides the army with usability enhancements that increase the effectiveness of homestation training,” said Dave Schmitz, Cubic Defense Systems President.
AMITS is designed to support force-on-force (FOF) and force-on-target training across the full spectrum of operations, for platoons through to battalion units. During FOF, data is collected, recorded and used to observe unit performance, monitor safety, teach doctrine and provide feedback to units through formal after-action reviews (AARs).
Specifically, AMITS supports soldiers' ability to train, contributes to their units' readiness and ultimately their combat effectiveness by providing the live domain for a live, virtual and constructive integrated training environment (ITE). The system's communications architecture supports greater speed and scalability, while improving reliability and coverage for tracking live players.