On May 26, 2016, the U.S. Army Project Manager Training Devices (PM TRADE) and U.S. Marine Corps Program Manager, Training Systems (PM TRASYS) offices signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to continue a very successful partnership established in 2009 that enables collaboration and technical support for the LT2 Product Line.
The new MOA signed by Colonel Vincent Malone, former PM TRADE, and Colonel William Yates, PM TRASYS, will continue the collaborative partnership through 2021.
The Live Training Transformation (LT2) Product Line, managed by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI)and Project Manager, Training Devices (PM TRADE), builds and maintains live training systems in support of home station training, deployed training, urban operations training, Maneuver Combat Training Center training, instrumented live-fire range training, embedded training, and resiliency training (Squad Overmatch).
“By providing state-of-the-art training systems to the Warfighter using common reusable software services, architectural infrastructure, standards, processes, and information technology assets, the LT2 framework provides an efficient Army, Marine and Air Force training support system that enables a business model consistent with the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) Better Buying Power directives,” said Tom Coffman, Product Lead Training Devices.
There are several Team Orlando services and groups working with LT2: U.S. Marine Corps Program Manager Training Systems (PM TRASYS), U.S. Army Research Lab – Human Research and Engineering Directorate, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, and U.S. Army PEO STRI Project Manager Instrumentation, Targets, Threat Simulators, and SOF Training Systems; Project Manager, Integrated Training Environment (PM ITE); and Joint Project Management Office Medical Modeling and Simulation.
Luis Garcia, product manager for range training systems (PdM RTS), PM TRASYS, said, “PM TRASYS has partnered with PM TRADE since 2009 to develop range instrumentation, tactical engagement simulation, and targetry systems for Marines using the LT2 Product Line. By sharing common components, computing environments, business processes and contracting vehicles, we are able to field high-quality training capabilities to Marines, faster and cheaper. Under the newly signed MOA, we will continue our long established and successful partnership through 2021.”
Overall, the LT2 Product Line’s collaborative efforts aim to:
- Provide key enablers for the Army and Marine Corps; live, virtual, and constructive domains; and joint Integrated Training Environment (ITE).
- Focus on effective and optimized implementation of Information Assurance.
- Align with DoD training transformation vision (i.e. test & training, embedded training, and dual use equipment).
- Build resiliency training that prevents post-traumatic stress and improves mental performance at the squad level through the employment of gaming, virtual and live training technologies, combined with learning techniques to manage psychological stress in combat scenarios.
- Incorporate innovative technical solutions and concepts that facilitate architectural evolution to support DoD net-centricity and the Army’s vision for the Common Operating Environment.
The LT2 Product Line has been recognized with formal awards at the Army, DoD and International level for game-changing technology initiatives and cost avoidances, and is utilized via the Consolidated Product-line Management Next contract that includes multiple delivery order contracts that span across multiple customers.
Its strategy maintains the combat edge and builds resilience in our forces by providing state-of-the-art training systems to the Warfighter, while driving cost efficiencies and improving training effectiveness.
With 22 systems fielded globally at more than 200 locations, the LT2 Product Line successfully employs technical and acquisition strategies that significantly reduce fielding time, minimize acquisition costs, and enable total ownership cost reductions across multiple domains and organizations.
Other services/groups working with LT2 are: U.S. Marine Corps Training and Education Command; U.S. Air Force Counter Improvised Explosive Devices After Action Review System Program; U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command; U.S. Army Special Operations Command; U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence; Office of Naval Research; Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; and University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies.