Rockwell Collins has successfully connected simulators and live aircraft in France, the UK and US during a live, virtual and constructive (LVC) training exercise.
The LVC exercise allows warfighters on the ground, in the air and at sea to undergo training simultaneously in one correlated simulation environment.
Rockwell Collins Europe, the Middle East and Africa vice-president and managing director Claude Alber said: "This marks the most comprehensive LVC demonstration that we’ve successfully conducted.
"This demonstration signifies the ability to train users in multiple locations using simulated and live missions to drive down costs."
As part of the exercise, all simulators were connected to a live aircraft in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Users from the command and control centre in Toulouse operated the joint terminal attack controller (JTAC) simulator and air superiority operation centre realfires simulator.
A fighter jet was the last simulator in the demonstration and operated out of Burgess Hill, UK.
Using the multiple independent levels of security (MILS) system various live or simulated platform assets can be connected securely.
The MILS system was recently certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) and it enables connection of entities with different levels of security.
The LVC systems require interoperable, open system architectures in order to connect with multiple networks to create an environment with realistic weapons and command, control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, the company said.
Image: LVC allows warfighters on the ground, in the air and at sea to train together. Photo: courtesy of Rockwell Collins.