Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS)

One system that continuously and securely records real-time up/down-link operational, test and training data: TSPI, sensor telemetry, aircraft performance monitor and stimus

The speed and accuracy of today’s advanced weapons systems have outstripped the ability of prior-generation Advanced Range Data System (ARDS)-based testing ranges to provide accurate performance data.

To meet this need, Collins Aerospace has fielded the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS). CRIIS fulfills a critical DoD requirement to provide Time, Space and Position Information (TSPI) and systems evaluation data to support testing for a variety of current and next-generation platforms.

CRIIS is much more than a replacement TSPI instrumentation system. Steps have been taken to realize the U.S. DoD’s vision of a common solution for test and training missions. CRIIS is interoperable with the USN TCTS (Tactical Combat Training System) Inc. II and has certified and deployed Multi Independent Levels of Security (MILS)-enabled blending of live/synthetic advanced test & training environments.

Over 250 CRIIS pods and internal mounts have been delivered to date and are currently flying on the F-15, F-16, and F-18, with the F-22 and F-35 coming soon. The system is installed at Eglin, Edwards, & Nellis AFBs, NAS Patuxent River, Point Mugu, NAWS China Lake and White Sands Missile Range and can be operated off-range and can be deployed to other locations as required. These ranges have, or are nearing completion of, airworthiness certification for test and fleet aircraft, and authority to operate across the U-TS operational spectrum. CRIIS has received export approval and guidance and continues to be improved through user feedback.

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USAF P6 Combat Training System

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