DESCRIPTION:

The Home Station Instrumentation Training System (HITS) is designed to enhance training at home stations by instrumenting force-on-force live training exercises for battalion-and-below units.

HITS includes automated tools to establish medium fidelity cause-and-effect analysis of battalion-and-below collective training performance in unified land operations. It is an integrated system of computer software and hardware; workstations; databases; voice, video, and data recording; production and presentation equipment; interface devices; and communication networks. It provides the tools for the Observer-Controller, Trainer and Operators to collect, analyze and present training performance feedback in the After Action Review (AAR) and a unit take-home package. HITS is a transportable system that can be rapidly deployed to support field training exercises. It operates at Mission Assurance Category III Sensitive, and produces Controlled Unclassified Information. HITS provides the live domain for the Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) Integrated Training Environment established by the LVC-Integrating Architecture Program. HITS is part of the Live Training Transformation – Family of Training Systems and is based on the Common Training Instrumentation Architecture.

BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER

HITS tracks Soldiers and vehicles while collecting their real-time casualty assessment information during battalion level force-on-force collective training exercises. This allows the HITS Exercise Control to monitor and record the participant’s position and the results of who shot whom, when, where and with what outcome.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Provides continuous support 24/7 during training
  • Interoperates with up to 1,162 instrumented personnel and vehicles outfitted with the Instrumentable – Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System
  • HITS Battle Manager application allows operators to conduct fire missions and employ minefields and improvised explosive devices, allowing automatic adjudication of casualty and damage effects of these attacks
  • Allows the operator to monitor and record training unit voice transmissions from up to four Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System channels
  • Captures video that can be edited and embedded to display in an AAR

PROGRAM STATUS

  • FY13-FY15: Fielded 12 systems to various home stations

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • 4QFY16: Complete Basis of Issue Fielding

FOREIGN MILITARY SALES

None

CONTRACTORS

  • Cubic Global Defense (San Diego, CA)

PEO

PEO-STRI