SAIC keeps our forces around the world prepared.
One of the major challenges facing our global forces today is the need to enact large-scale training events while still maintaining a forward presence. Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) offers a cost-effective solution. Vessels pierside, as well as at sea, are able to join a simulated training environment and practice high-fidelity tactics and large-scale maneuvers in preparation for real-world tasking.
SAIC connects clients from the Pacific to the Atlantic for FST exercises. This global network capability allows for simultaneous training of widely dispersed global forces.
We develop detailed scenarios for FST events
to reach customers’ training objectives. We offer a wide range of tactical vignettes, transmitted around the world, to make sure
our customers are prepared for any eventuality.
Replicate Nearly Any Scenario.
FST has the capability to accurately replicate any level or type of threat scenario. This ensures that our service members are well prepared for any situation they may find themselves in.
Through repetition and practice, battle rhythms and planning cycles are established by FST participants. This decreases reaction time to events, and facilitates level-headed decisions during real-life scenarios.
Battle Rhythm/Planning Cycles
Significant numbers of Navy Tactical Tasks (NTAs) can be completed by crews as prerequisites to certification. This helps to save both time and money.
Completing Navy Tactical Tasks
By participating in FST, strike groups are better prepared to execute maritime operations. When conditions have already been simulated, decisions can be made faster by well-informed fleet commanders.
Progress From Basic To Intermediate To Advanced
FST participants review the basics in a seminar/classroom environment. This is referred to as the Warfare Commander’s Course and is the formal classroom education portion of the program. It involves learning (for junior staff) and reviewing (for senior staff) operational task orders; mission analysis; tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs); and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
CLASSROOM LEARNING – BASICS
We connect ships at the pier to our networks along with joint and coalition virtual trainers to conduct large-scale exercises at the carrier strike group level. This includes optimizing and utilizing shipboard command/control/communications/computers/Intelligence (C4I) systems to achieve fleetwide coordination. Training objectives of this phase involve exercising battle rhythm, warfare commander decision-making, and watch stander tactical training on the same consoles they will use at sea.
PIERSIDE CONNECTION –
INTERMEDIATE/FLEET SYNTHETIC TRAINING (FST)
Multiple ships at sea work together using a merged C4I picture of live, virtual, and constructive entities. Participants detect, track, classify, and engage with both kinetic and non-kinetic effects through a variety of scenarios. LVC entities are employed to replicate a high-end threat, affording watch teams the opportunity to apply the lessons learned from previous stages. During this stage, trainers can work with joint forces or nations on large-scale maneuvers practiced at the strike group level. LVC units provide a thinking, aggressive opposition force (OPFOR) capable of employing the full spectrum of enemy tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).
LIVE, VIRTUAL, CONSTRUCTIVE (LVC) – ADVANCED/AT SEA LVC
We help to operate the communications and network during FST exercises, so that the service members involved can concentrate on what’s really important: the training itself. By diligently taking whatever steps are necessary to patch networks, keeping them running, we make sure that communications stay open in support of the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE).
KEEPING THE FOCUS ON THE EVENT.
Our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are often former military themselves, providing the expertise you need to realistically replicate opposition force tactics during tactical training events. These SMEs constantly refine vignettes to enhance training by reflecting real-world events, as well as relevant operational lessons learned.
OPPOSING FORCE (OPFOR) EXPERIENCE
Complete Navy Tactical Tasks
Completing Navy Tactical Tasks
PREPARING strike groups
Simulate Forces and Threats, Simultaneously, To Forces Anywhere In The World.