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.


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.


  • 7 CCTT/Reconfigurable Vehicle Simulator fixed sites
  • 7 CCTT mobile sites
  • 11 RVTT fixed sites
  • 12 RVTT mobile sites


  • 3QFY15: CCTT concurrency upgrades fielded to Fort Hood, TX, Los Alamitos, CA, and Gowen Field, ID; production and fielding of the DSTS to Gowen Field, ID
  • 3QFY15-4QFY15: Software upgrades fielded to all CCTT and RVTT sites
  • 4QFY15: CCTT concurrency upgrades fielded to Fort Riley, KS; Mobile CCTT M1 concurrency upgrades fielded to Fort Bragg, NC, and Camp Ripley, MN; M2A3 BFIST Critical Design Review
  • 1QFY16: Fielding of CCTT concurrency upgrades to Fort Stewart, GA; fielding of Mobile CCTT concurrency upgrades to Knoxville, TN; fielding of DSTS to Camp Butner, NC


  • 2QFY16: Fielding of Mobile CCTT concurrency upgrades to Camp Casey, Korea, Los Alamitos, CA, and Camp Shelby, MS; First Unit Acceptance test for M2A3 BFIST
  • 2QFY16-4QFY16: Fielding of M2A3 BFIST
  • 3QFY16: Fielding of Mobile CCTT concurrency upgrades to Fort Indiantown Gap, PA, and Knoxville, TN; fielding of concurrency upgrades to Fort Carson, CO
  • 4QFY16: Concurrency upgrades to Camp Ripley, MN
  • FY17: Fielding of concurrency upgrades at Fort Bliss, TX and Fort Benning, GA
  • 2QFY17: Post Deployment Software Support (PDSS) and Manned Module Modernization Contract Award




  • CCTT: Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training (Orlando, FL)
  • DSTS: Intelligent Decisions (Ashburn, VA)
  • PDSS: AVT Simulation (Orlando, FL)
  • Image Generator: Rockwell Collins (Cedar Rapids, IA)