Tactical Combat Training System (TCTS) Increment II

Multi-domain combat readiness

Fighter jets

Even as TCTS II improves training realism to “train like you fight,” it protects warfighting Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) and enables scalable training scenarios, from individual to large force, home stationed to deployed, and across service, allied and coalition security boundaries. The combination of open system Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) architecture and government data rights ensures rapid adaptation to emerging threats and missions, while on range or while deployed.

Features & benefits


Allows live participants to "train like you fight" in highly contested highly congested air combat situations

  • The only air-combat training system with security certification that supports security requirements of today’s 5th-gen and 4th-gen legacy and coalition fighters, allowing them to train together in real-world environments with real-world threats and run at system high


Scalable system supports participants from a small squadron to large-force exercise that advances air combat proficiency training while adapting to future training needs

  • TCTS II supports Synthetic Inject to Live (SITL) from day one to more realistically emulate contested/congested environments in tethered and untethered modes
  • Variety of form factors to connect your entire fleet from high-flying fighter aircraft to helicopters, maritime and even ground-based assets
  • Scalable training exercises – connect TCTS II equipped ranges across the country to create one super range or a common training battlespace to prepare warfighters for the future of Joint All Domain C2 (JADC2)
Play video: Watch: TCTS Inc II Transforming Air Combat Training

See also

Joint Secure Air Combat Training System (JSAS)

Readiness without boundaries.



Bringing eagerly awaited capabilities for high-fidelity air combat training to the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy and the British Army.

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USAF P6 Combat Training System

Latest-generation capabilities for increased operational training realism - Field 8 years early.

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F-35 and F-15


The future of range instrumentation.


In the news

(Video) Tactical Combat Training System Increment II Pod Preview

Collins Aerospace in collaboration with our partner Leonardo DRS is well on our way to the first flight of our Tactical Combat Training System Increment II pod.

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Navy completes testing next-gen air combat training system on F/A-18

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U.S. Air Force joins U.S. Navy TCTS Inc. II program to field next-generation air combat training solution from Collins Aerospace

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F-35 and F-15

U.S. Air Force, Navy to Train Pilots As They Will Fight

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Ready for live flight testing: Collins Aerospace rolls out first training pod for U.S. Navy Tactical Combat Training Increment II program

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Collins Aerospace completes Critical Design Review milestone for U.S. Navy Tactical Combat Training Increment II program

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F/A-18 flying in clouds

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