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Deployable Joint Fires Trainer (DJFT)

Deployable Joint Fires Trainer (DJFT)

Deployable Joint Fires Trainer

At MVRsimulation's DJFT Observer station, looking through the Varjo XR-3 headset at the VRSG scene displayed in the emulated SOFLAM; with simulated PRC-152 radio and Advanced GPS Receiver (C-EAGR).

The DJFT's Role Player station showing aircrew view and the JTAC trainee's eye-gaze captured by the XR-3 headset and rendered in MVRsimulation's Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG).

MVRsimulation’s new generation Deployable Joint Fires Trainer (DJFT) supports datalink messaging to execute Link 16 and VMF Digitally Aided Close Air Support (DACAS) in accordance with current joint tactics, techniques, and procedures. This mixed-reality system is designed to provide a quick deploy capability for Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) and Forward Observers (FOs) to train alongside fixed-wing, rotary-wing and RPAS aircrew within a fully immersive, joint training environment.

Mixed-reality DJFT with Digitally Aided CAS (DACAS)
Mixed-reality DJFT with Digitally Aided CAS (DACAS)

The DJFT has been integrated with battlefield targeting and communication hardware and software, including the Android Tactical Awareness Kit (ATAK) and its equivalent for the windows operating system, WinTAK. With the fully immersive environment the DJFT is designed to meet the U.S. Joint Fires Support Executive Steering Committee (JFS ESC) Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) accreditation for types 1, 2, 3, day, night, and laser controls. 

The DJFT consists of three stations.

The internally designed modular plug-and-play system is comprised of three or more stations fully contained within two-man portable welded aluminium cases. Integrated with the Varjo XR-3 mixed-reality headset, the DJFT contains all the hardware required to run dynamic, full-spectrum JTAC/Joint Fires training scenarios, including all computers, MVRsimulation’s round-earth terrain server, emulated physical SOFLAM and IZLID, simulated GPS receiver and communication devices. Scenarios are run on Battlespace Simulations’ Modern Air Combat Environment (MACE) and MVRsimulation’s Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG).

The JTAC's view inside the XR-3 headset showing XR-3 pass-through of the real-world Observer Station, within VRSG.

BSI's emulated AN/PRC-152 radio and emulated advanced GPS receiver; both part of the DJFT Observer station.

Close-up of WinTAK in real time integrated with BSI's MACE and MVRsimulation's 3D geospecific terrain; including simulated sensor feed from the Role Player.

  •  Integrated Varjo XR-3 head mounted display allows the user to be fully immersed in the virtual world while interacting with emulated physical SOFLAM and IZLID in the real world
    - Ultra-low latency, dual 12-megapixel video pass-through allows the user to be able to read and write without having to remove the headset
    - VRSG tracks the observer’s head position and pupil location. Eye-track is exported via DIS and can be seen in real-time and saved to a PDU log for after action review (AAR)
    - Provides 360 x 360 FOV displays, enabling a fully immersive training environment to conduct Type 1 controls
  •  Form-fit-function emulated equipment:
    - PEQ-1B SOFLAM LTD
    - IZLID 1000P
    - Other emulated equipment available upon request
  • Notional emulated equipment:
    - MIL tape HUD in the HMD, can be configured to degrees if preferred
    - PRC-117G or PRC-152 radio  
    - Emulated Advanced GPS Receiver (C-EAGR)
    - Additional equipment available upon request
  • Communicate with other players as an observer via multi-channel, simulated radios with encryption
  • External speakers for environmental sound
  • Ready for ATAK/WinTAK integration for Link 16 and VMF Digitally Aided CAS

MVRsimulation DJFT Observer station.

  • Dedicated to controlling fixed-wing, rotary-wing, and RPAS assets in the mission
  • Fully interoperable with US Air Force MALET-JSIL Aircrew Trainer (MJAT)
  • Trainee immersed in training scenario via the Thrustmaster HOTAS
  • Communicate with all players as aircrew via simulated radios
  • Control assets manually with controls or by using 9 lines and 5 lines
  • Control targeting pod, enabling video downlink for student to conduct sensor pod talk-ons
  • MVRsimulation’s fixed-wing Part Task Mission Trainer (PTMT) can join the scenario as an additional aircrew role player (available separately)

MVRsimulation DJFT Role Player station.

  • Provides full dynamic control of the scenario
  • Has controls for UAS pod, 9 lines, 5 lines and Call For Fire
  • Includes a terrain server that holds MVRsimulation’s round-earth VRSG terrain
    - Includes 2 swappable drive sets to support multiple classification environments
  • Communicate to all players via simulated radios
  • Control surface-to-surface fires, fixed- and rotary-wing assets
  • Record current scenario to play back for after-action review (AAR)
  • Internal DISA-approved networking for interoperability
  • TRAX from Sierra Nevada Corporation is included (subject to Sierra Nevada Corporation approval)
    - www.sncorp.com/what-we-do/radio-communication-systems

MVRsimulation DJFT Instructor station.

  • Add more Role Player or Observer stations to support your site’s specific training needs
  • Connect into existing simulators for joint training
  • Network connectivity to support LVC training
  • MVRsimulation's fixed-wing Part Task Mission Trainer (PTMT) can join the scenario as a fully-networked additional role player (available separately)

The PTMT can join the scenario as an additional role player.

  • Self-contained and cased in two-man portable welded aluminium cases
  • Train anywhere from a classroom, to a forward operating base or hotel conference room at short notice
  • Three stations allow full spectrum JTAC/joint fires training. Add more stations to support your site’s specific needs
  • Windows 10-based high-end gaming systems comprised of COTS components and designed to be upgradable as technology advances
  • Single-source power control for simple start-up. Can be run on 120-240 volt power outlets. Easily update power cord for geospecific outlets
  • Stations are networked via internal 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches
  • Case size: 21” x 21.5” x 33.75”
  • No lithium-ion batteries make the DJFT air freight transportable
  • No Wi-fi or Bluetooth for use in secure environments
  • Designed to meet the Joint Fires Support Executive Steering Committee (JFS ESC) Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) accreditation for Type 1, 2, 3, day, night, and laser controls
  • 360 degree FOV throughout the entire mission including during the terminal phase of the control to assess the aircraft attack geometry
  • Integrated form-fit-function laser target designator for laser accreditation
  • Environmental sound and headset radios for communications with push to talk capabilities
  • Observer can read and write without having to remove the HMD
  • Using software currently in-use and accredited:
    - Joint Terminal Control Training Rehearsal System (JTC TRS)
    - Air National Guard Advanced Joint Terminal Attack Controller Training System (AAJTS)
    - Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) Simulator
  • Swappable hard drives support different classification zones
  • ATAK/WinTak integration ready for Digitally Aided Close Air Support (DACAS)
  • Integrated Varjo XR-3 head mounted display allows the user to be fully immersed in the virtual world while interacting with emulated physical SOFLAM and IZLID in the real world
    - Ultra-low latency, dual 12-megapixel video pass-through allows the user to be able to read and write without having to remove the headset
    - VRSG tracks the observer’s head position and pupil location. Eye-track is exported via DIS and can be seen in real-time and saved to a PDU log for after action review (AAR)
    - Provides 360 x 360 FOV displays, enabling a fully immersive training environment to conduct Type 1 controls
  • Fully immersive training environment allows the Observer to say engaged in the scenario and interact with the real world emulated military equipment including filling out a 9 line
  • 360 degree FOV throughout the entire mission including during the terminal phase of the control to assess the aircraft attack geometry
  • Support for multiple HMDs. Base HMD can be changed upon request

  • Delivered with Instructor, Role Player, and Observer stations with all software licenses on pallets; purchase includes two days of onsite training
  • Inclusive of all costs within the continental USA: US $420,000
  • Individual station pricing:
    - Observer Station: US $145,000
    - Role Player Station: US $115,000
    - Instructor Operator Station: US $180,000
  • Optional Role Player Station
    - Part Task Mision Trainer: US $160,000
  • Shipping to, and training for, locations outside the continental US provided upon request
  • To order the DJFT, see the price list and request for quote form

Each DJFT station is self-contained and cased in two-person portable welded aluminium case.

MVRsimulation's PTMT can join DJFT training scenarios as a fully-networked additional role player.

Click here for a PDF datasheet with the latest DJFT specs and pricing. To order the DJFT, see the price list and request for quote form.