FARNBOROUGH, UK, July 13, 2018. Rockwell Collins and DRS have announced plans to work together to bring their state-of-the-art Joint Secure Air Combat Training System (JSAS) to the prime contractor teams’ bidding for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT) programme and for the Future Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation System (FACMIS) requirement. JSAS is the next generation Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) solution that brings proven security, advanced networking, and growth into Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) capabilities.
Through this collaborative effort, JSAS can interoperate with the P5 waveform enabling communications between JSAS, the F-35 and existing P5 training pods. With superior networking features, JSAS lays the foundation for future connectivity to the MoD’s Defence Operational Training Capability (Air) programme (DOTC-A) to help deliver the balance of live and synthetic training the MoD seeks to achieve.
“This collaboration brings a host of key capabilities to the MoD, including the multi-enclave security and interoperability needed for fifth-generation fighters,” said Sarah Minett, Managing Director, United Kingdom for Rockwell Collins. “Working with DRS, this proven solution will meet the current and future needs of these programmes.”
Rockwell Collins and DRS have just successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review for their contracted delivery of the Tactical Combat Training System Increment II (TCTS Inc. II) programme for the U.S. Navy, which includes similar requirements to the U.K. MoD’s ASDOT and FACMIS programmes.