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. TCTS II Milestone C was approved in 2021, which allows the program to move into the production phase.

Features & benefits

Unmatched operational realism in a secure environment

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
  • TCTS II incorporates advanced systems and algorithms to operate effectively in a GPS degraded or denied environment

Enhanced scalable training capability

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)

TCTS Inc II Transforming Air Combat Training

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