Family of Maintenance Trainers – Product Line (FMT PL) Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Hands On Trainer (HOT)

Overview
The Army desires to extend the FMT PL to incorporate a JLTV HOT into the existing Product Line (PL) portfolio.  The FMT PL is being established to provide a common architectural framework and shared hardware, firmware, and software baselines and components that satisfy requirements common to maintenance training systems for multiple current and future vehicle platforms.

5.12.2020 Update

JLTV HOT RFS – Amendment 2_12 May 2020
Solutions due May 18, 2020 by 1 PM EDT

5.1.2020 Update

As a result of a potential release of Government Furnished Information (GFI), the Family of Maintenance Trainers (FMT) – Product Line Joint Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Hands on Trainer (HOT) prototype effort shall be suspended until further notice.  This notice is effective immediately

4.10.2020 Update

Thank you for your continued interest in the AMPV PTT and JLTV HOTs prototype efforts.

The Government has revised the acquisition strategy for the AMPV PTT effort to support maximum participation for the JLTV prototype effort. The Government has issued an amendment for the AMPV PTT prototype effort, which identifies a solution extension date of 14 May 2020. The Government believes this amendment will allow adequate time for industry partners to prepare their solutions for the JLTV HOTs effort. The AMPV PTT amendments support over 90 days of requirements review and preparation of a solution.

The JLTV effort is a high priority effort and will remain on the current acquisition schedule. The JLTV DRAFT RFS was released on 30 March 2020 and the final on 03 April 2020, which identifies a solution submission date of 04 May 2020 and award by the end of FY 20 Q3. Customarily, the Government has provided 30-45 days for review and submission of prototype solutions for TReX OTA efforts. It should also be noted that both platforms share common GFI artifacts.

Thank you for your continued interest in the TReX OTA portfolio of projects.

Scope/High Level Overview

The Army desires to extend the FMT PL to incorporate a JLTV HOT into the existing Product Line (PL) portfolio.  The FMT PL is being established to provide a common architectural framework and shared hardware, firmware, and software baselines and components that satisfy requirements common to maintenance training systems for multiple current and future vehicle platforms.

The purpose of this OTA is to extend the product line to include JLTV HOTs in accordance with the Family of Maintenance Trainers – Common Core (FMT-CC) architecture and baseline.  HOTs are physical mockups or modified tactical components of a vehicle or vehicle subsystems.  They emulate the operational and functional capabilities of the subsystem to allow training on maintenance and troubleshooting tasks.  The current training concept uses operational vehicles with test boxes which allow the instructor to inject faults into the operational vehicle.  This method does not allow for tracking, guiding, or recording student’s steps to provide them with constructive real-time feedback from the Instructor during the performance of the troubleshooting lessons.  Instead, students are typically faced with an undesirable “trial and error” approach until the associated corrective action is successfully completed.  The trial and error process also results in additional costs due to broken components and repeated wear and tear on the operational vehicle.   The JLTV HOT prototype will enhance the effectiveness of the maintenance training and reduce training sustainment costs.

The HOTs share some common functionalities with the Diagnostic and Troubleshooting Trainers (DTTs) to include the Instructor/Operator Station (IOS), the Training Management System (TMS), and limited specific vehicle behavioral functionalities.  Because of these common functionalities, there are distinct benefits that can be realized by incorporating the HOTs into the FMT PL.  The benefits include the reduction of initial developmental costs and total life cycle support costs through reuse of the PL Architecture and Common Core baselines.  In addition, including the HOTs in the PL will enhance the Army’s ability to make improvements to training capabilities, integrate new technologies, execute technical refreshes, and maintain concurrency between FMT products and vehicle platforms.

The goal of this effort is to analyze the training requirements provided in the Technical Supplements (TS) and to develop a JLTV HOT demonstration unit solution that is compliant with the FMT PL architecture and CC baseline.

These HOTs will provide the 91B and 915A Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) skill level development for operation, fault diagnosis, troubleshooting, adjustments, component removal/replacement, and other maintenance and repair tasks for the vehicle subsystems.  This effort is limited to developing a HOT prototype unit for the JLTV.  Production JLTV HOTs will be based on the architecture and design of the prototype developed under this OTA and may be procured as follow-on efforts to this OTA.

Technical Description of the Program

The FMT PL JLTV HOT prototype approach includes a single phase with four technical objectives as well as potential follow-on activities.

Technical Objective 1 includes the analysis, development, and validation of a generic architecture and design approach that is consistent and compatible with the FMT PL Common Core Architecture.

Technical Objective 2 includes the development of the training paths from the Technical Supplements and the development of a JLTV HOT System Specification.

Technical Objective 3 and 4 include the development and demonstration of JLTV HOT prototypes based on the validated generic HOT architecture and the System Specifications.

All Technical Objectives will incorporate the FMT PL Common Core Instructor/Operator Station (IOS) software and interoperate with the FMT PL Common Core Training Management System (TMS).   The vendor should assume the FMT CC TMS and IOS have not been installed at Ft. Lee, VA and the effort will require the instantiation of those items and include any updates required because of this effort. The HOT prototype will be fielded at Fort Lee, VA.

Government Provided Data

The Government will provide existing documentation, source code, and other system artifacts as necessary to complete the prototype development effort.  The Government will provide access to fielded systems and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on a non-interference basis to support the design, development, and testing efforts.  In addition, the Government will provide Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) after award.

Sustainment and Follow-On Activities:

It is anticipated that potential follow-on prototype and/or production contracts will be awarded which use the FMT PL HOT architecture and software, developed under this prototyping effort, to develop additional maintenance training HOTs.  Potential follow-on contracts may be either sole source, based on successful completion of the prototype project within the scope of this document, or competed at the discretion of the Government.  Follow-on activities could include system and software updates to address obsolescence, concurrency, evolving training requirements, and technology insertion.

Anticipated follow-on activities include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Production of additional JLTV HOTs based on the prototype.
  2. Develop prototype and production HOTs for other JLTV subsystems.

Follow-On Products:  Follow-on products will include software design description, source code, interface capability and design documents (ICD/IDD), production level technical data package, system specifications, and logistic support documentation.

Estimated Timeline: FY21-FY25

Estimated Budget: $4,230,000


The purpose of this OTA is to extend the product line to include JLTV HOTs in accordance with the Family of Maintenance Trainers – Common Core (FMT-CC) architecture and baseline.  HOTs are physical mockups or modified tactical components of a vehicle or vehicle subsystems.  They emulate the operational and functional capabilities of the subsystem to allow training on maintenance and troubleshooting tasks.  The current training concept uses operational vehicles with test boxes which allow the instructor to inject faults into the operational vehicle.  This method does not allow for tracking, guiding, or recording student’s steps to provide them with constructive real-time feedback from the Instructor during the performance of the troubleshooting lessons.  Instead, students are typically faced with an undesirable “trial and error” approach until the associated corrective action is successfully completed.  The trial and error process also results in additional costs due to broken components and repeated wear and tear on the operational vehicle.   The JLTV HOT prototype will enhance the effectiveness of the maintenance training and reduce training sustainment costs.

The HOTs share some common functionalities with the Diagnostic and Troubleshooting Trainers (DTTs) to include the Instructor/Operator Station (IOS), the Training Management System (TMS), and limited specific vehicle behavioral functionalities.  Because of these common functionalities, there are distinct benefits that can be realized by incorporating the HOTs into the FMT PL.  The benefits include the reduction of initial developmental costs and total life cycle support costs through reuse of the PL Architecture and Common Core baselines.  In addition, including the HOTs in the PL will enhance the Army’s ability to make improvements to training capabilities, integrate new technologies, execute technical refreshes, and maintain concurrency between FMT products and vehicle platforms.

The goal of this effort is to analyze the training requirements provided in the Technical Supplements (TS) and to develop a JLTV HOT demonstration unit solution that is compliant with the FMT PL architecture and CC baseline.

These HOTs will provide the 91B and 915A Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) skill level development for operation, fault diagnosis, troubleshooting, adjustments, component removal/replacement, and other maintenance and repair tasks for the vehicle subsystems.  This effort is limited to developing a HOT prototype unit for the JLTV.  Production JLTV HOTs will be based on the architecture and design of the prototype developed under this OTA and may be procured as follow-on efforts to this OTA.

Technical Description of the Program

The FMT PL JLTV HOT prototype approach includes a single phase with four technical objectives as well as potential follow-on activities.

Technical Objective 1 includes the analysis, development, and validation of a generic architecture and design approach that is consistent and compatible with the FMT PL Common Core Architecture.

Technical Objective 2 includes the development of the training paths from the Technical Supplements and the development of a JLTV HOT System Specification.

Technical Objective 3 and 4 include the development and demonstration of JLTV HOT prototypes based on the validated generic HOT architecture and the System Specifications.

All Technical Objectives will incorporate the FMT PL Common Core Instructor/Operator Station (IOS) software and interoperate with the FMT PL Common Core Training Management System (TMS).   The vendor should assume the FMT CC TMS and IOS have not been installed at Ft. Lee, VA and the effort will require the instantiation of those items and include any updates required because of this effort. The HOT prototype will be fielded at Fort Lee, VA.

Government Provided Data

The Government will provide existing documentation, source code, and other system artifacts as necessary to complete the prototype development effort.  The Government will provide access to fielded systems and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on a non-interference basis to support the design, development, and testing efforts.  In addition, the Government will provide Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) after award.

Sustainment and Follow-On Activities:

It is anticipated that potential follow-on prototype and/or production contracts will be awarded which use the FMT PL HOT architecture and software, developed under this prototyping effort, to develop additional maintenance training HOTs.  Potential follow-on contracts may be either sole source, based on successful completion of the prototype project within the scope of this document, or competed at the discretion of the Government.  Follow-on activities could include system and software updates to address obsolescence, concurrency, evolving training requirements, and technology insertion.

Anticipated follow-on activities include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Production of additional JLTV HOTs based on the prototype.
  2. Develop prototype and production HOTs for other JLTV subsystems.

Follow-On Products:  Follow-on products will include software design description, source code, interface capability and design documents (ICD/IDD), production level technical data package, system specifications, and logistic support documentation.

Estimated Timeline: FY21-FY25