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.
Additionally, CRIIS incorporates advanced systems and algorithms to operate
effectively in a GPS degraded or denied environment.
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
Over 250 CRIIS pods and internal mounts are presently flying on the F-15,
F-16, F/A-18, and F-22 with the F-35 coming soon. CRIIS has been installed
across seven CONUS ranges, including Eglin, Edwards and Nellis AFB, as well as
NAS Patuxent River, Point Mugu and China Lake, and White Sands Missile Range. It
can operate off-range or be deployed to other locations as required. These
ranges are nearing completion of their airworthiness certification for test and
fleet aircraft and Authority to Operate (ATO) across the U-TS operational
spectrum. CRIIS is export-approved and continues to be improved through user
Collins Aerospace supports CRIIS with a 24/7 service call center and full
time program management team of experts to assist customers with the overall
health and sustainment of the system.