Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) is designed to provide Armor, Mechanized Infantry, Cavalry, Infantry, and reconnaissance crews, units and staffs with a virtual, collective training capability that will increase and sustain readiness. The primary training audience operates from full-crew simulators, mock-up command posts, and live battalion command posts to train in combined arms maneuver and wide-area security tactical missions, conduct mission rehearsal and enhance live training.
The CCTT training program is composed of three subsystems: CCTT, Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trainer (RVTT) and Dismounted Soldier Training Systems (DSTS). The CCTT system consists of computer-driven, manned-module simulators replicating the vehicles found in close combat units, including M1 Abrams tank; M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle; M3 Cavalry Fighting Vehicle; Bradley Fire Support Team Vehicle (BFIST); M113 Armored Personnel Carrier; Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck; and High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle.
Semi-Automated Forces (SAF) populate the battlefield and function through emulators to work interactively with the manned modules. These simulators and SAF are connected via a local area network to provide real-time, fully interactive, collective task training on computer-generated terrain. The trainers are located in various-sized buildings in the fixed sites. Mobile sites are contained in a standard tractor-trailer.
BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER
CCTT trainers allow inexperienced Soldiers to gain critical experience, confidence and tactical knowledge in a realistic but safe environment, which translates directly into increased effectiveness in live training and combat operations.