DESCRIPTION:

Call For Fire Trainer Increment 3 (CFFT 3) is designed to provide realistic observed fire training in support of all indirect fire and close air support mission tasks. CFFT 3 upgrades the existing hardware and software of the CFFT 2. CFFT 3 is a lightweight, rapidly deployable, observed fire training system that provides simulated battlefield training for Fire Support Specialists (FSS), Joint Fires Observers (JFO) and other Soldiers. The system provides simulated battlefield training to conduct indirect fires, close air support, close combat attack and naval surface fire support. CFFT 3 utilizes the government-owned Joint Fires Product Line architecture, which is modular and scalable in design.

BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER

CFFT 3 provides institutional and rapidly deployable virtual training capability for all fires and close air support tasks. It ensures ground combat readiness by providing simulated battlefield training for FSS, JFO and other Soldiers.

SPECIFICATIONS

Two basic configurations:
  • Classroom: 1 instructor to 30 students
  • Transportable: 1 instructor to 4 students, and 1 instructor to 12 students
  • Joint Close Air Support modification kit will substitute for two Live Type 1, 2 and 3 Day/Laser Close Air Support calls for Joint Terminal Attack Controller sustainment
    • Modular system architecture allows for integration with other simulation systems
      • Trains precision effects without the use of precision guided munitions
        • Operates in stand-alone mode
          • Network capable
            • Supports classified training up to the secret level
            • Provides virtual terrain databases including Fort Sill, OK, the National Training Center (NTC), Afghanistan and Korea

PROGRAM STATUS

  • 1QFY15: Test Readiness Review
  • 1QFY15-3QFY15: Government Acceptance Test of the CFFT 3 baseline
  • 3QFY15: Technical refresh of classroom systems
  • 1QFY16: Bold Quest 15.2, Test interoperability with Joint fires simulators

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • 4QFY15-1QFY17: Technical refresh classroom and transportable systems

FOREIGN MILITARY SALES

None

CONTRACTORS

  • Nova Technologies (Panama City, FL)

PEO

PEO-STRI