Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT)
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The Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT) is Army aviation’s only collective training system of record for Active, Reserve and Army National Guard aviation units. AVCATT is a mobile, transportable, multistation virtual simulation device that supports unit collective and combined arms training for helicopter aircrews. The trainer is composed of two trailers per suite with six reconfigurable modules for the Apache Longbow, Chinook, Lakota and Black Hawk. The Non-Rated Crewmember Manned Module (NCM3) introduces a third trailer containing two reconfigurable modules that can be linked to the AVCATT’s UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook cockpit configurations to support a unit’s specific mission training requirements. Both the AVCATT and NCM3 use Helmet Mounted Displays for out-the-window scenes.


AVCATT provides unit collective and combined arms air-to-ground training for AH-64, UH-60, CH-47 and UH-72 aircrews within the Live, Virtual and Constructive-Integrated Training Environment. The AVCATT also supports the training of nonrated crew members in crew coordination, flight, aerial gunnery, and hoist and sling-load related tasks via the NCM3.



  • Consists of two wheel-mounted mobile trailers each measuring 53 feet long, 8.5 feet wide and 13.5 feet high
  • Recommended improved surface area for setup is 70 feet long by 35 feet wide


  • Consists of one wheel-mounted mobile trailer measuring 53 feet long, 8.5 feet wide and 13.5 feet high
  • Recommended improved surface area for setup is 60 feet long by 25 feet wide
  • Trailers are not self-propelled; they require external power and water hose connection; external shore power preferred
  • Requires contracted personnel support provided through field operations program management office



  • Achieved CH-47F concurrency
  • Software version 17.0 partially accredited

2QFY17: Headquarters, Department of the Army Execution Order 088-18 reduced Army Procurement Objective to 21 AVCATT and 21 NCM3



  • AVCATT achieves Full Operational Capability with the fielding of the last NCM3
  • Software version 18.0 Government Acceptance and Fielding
  • NCM3 technology refresh

FY20: AVCATT enters Operations and Sustainment (O&S)
FY22: NCM3 enters O&S


  • AVT Simulation (Orlando, FL)
  • CymSTAR, LLC (Broken Arrow, OK)
  • Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
  • Applied Companies (Valencia, CA)