Synthetic Training Environment—Live Training System (STE LTS)

Updates:

03.23.21

The STE LTS team has completed their evaluation of the written solutions for Phase 1 and after careful review and in accordance with the criteria established in the RFS, the following performers have been selected to move to Phase 2, Capability Demonstrations.

  • Amentum Services, Inc.
  • Cubic Defense Applications, Inc.
  • Pathfinder Systems, Inc.
  • Raytheon Company
  • Saab, Inc.

02.23.21

Revised Attachment 2

STE-LTS-RFS-Attach 2-Demonstration Objectives Vendor-16Feb2021

02.22.21

Amendment 1 of the RFS dated 18 February 2021 and Attachment 8 are now available.  (RFS track changes are in bold)

RFS Amendment I

STE-LTS-Request for Solutions-Amendment I

Attachment 8

STE-LTS-RFS-Attach 8-Vendor Self Vetting Form

Questions & Answers

STE-LTS-Questions-Answers-02.22.2021

02.11.21

Industry Day Resources available

Slides are available here.

The recording is available here; password is STELTSOPP

Find teaming partners using the briefing registrant list (industry only).

02.08.21

RFS & Supporting Documents

Questions (due Fri, Feb. 12) can be submitted via SLIDO (Code: STELTSIND) or to [email protected].

The Final STE LTS RFS and attachments 1-7 are now available.

STE-LTS-Request for Solutions-02-08-2021

STE-LTS-RFS-Attach 1-FoF DF-CDF-IDF OTA SoN

STE-LTS-RFS-Attach 2-Demonstration Objectives Vendor-5Feb2021

STE-LTS-RFS-Attach 3-TRL Definition DoD 5000

STE-LTS-RFS-Attach 4-Vendor Question Form

STE-LTS-RFS-Attach 5-Data Rights Assertions Tables

STE-LTS-RFS-Attach 6-Data Rights License Terms Definitions

STE-LTS-RFS-Attach 7-Terms and Conditions and EULA

01.29.21

INDUSTRY DAY ANNOUNCED – REGISTRATION LIMITED

STE-LTS Industry Day Post (01.29.21)

01.27.21

Questions & Answers

STE LTS-Q&A-27 Jan 2021-v1

01.20.21

Slides and Recording are Available for Project TALX and Innovator NETWORX

Visit the Documents section for the files and link to the video of the Project TALX event. The link takes you from the opportunity to Vimeo.

Click here for Project TALK slides

Click here for Project TALX recording 

Click here for Innovator NetWORX slides

01.07.21

Request for Information (RFI)

The STE-LTS team has issued a Request for Information (RFI) that is attached below.

STE-LTS_FoF_RFI_7 Jan v1


The Synthetic Training Environment – Live Training System (STE-LTS) is part of the Synthetic Training Environment (STE) and serves as Increment 2 of the overall STE program capability development effort.  The STE-LTS will converge live training with the Synthetic Training Environment (STE), providing units the sets and repetitions necessary to accelerate and sustain combined arms maneuver proficiency in support of Multi-Domain Operations. STE-LTS will also enable interoperability with our joint and coalition partners.  At the center of STE-LTS is the development of the 12 engagement types and 5 instrumentation enablers (“12+5”).  The engagement types are: Direct Fire, Counter-Defilade Fire, Indirect Fire, Dropped Objects, Placed Objects, Thrown Objects, Guided and Autonomous Weapons, Directed Energy and Radiant Energy Weapons, Plumes, and Connections (Information Warfare).  The “+5” instrumentation enablers are: Calculations, Network, Sensors, Terrains, and Transmitters.

Today, the Army cannot train as it fights.  The challenge with Force-on-Force (FoF) training is that only 60% of a Brigade Combat Team’s weapon system are represented in live training.  Weapons with arcing trajectories or that create area effects are not represented with the current technology.   Furthermore, weather effects, obscurants, and vegetation prevent existing live training solutions from simulating FoF engagements. With forthcoming weapon systems, the list of live training gaps will only increase.  The Government is interested in mature solutions to close live training gaps associated with simulating FoF engagements with direct fire and short range indirect (Counter Defilade) weapons.

In the near team, the STE-LTS team is seeking advanced, capable and mature direct fire solutions to replace the end of life direct fire engagement enablers and introduce indirect fire enablers into the live training environment. The solutions must integrate with current live training system architectures, to include Live Training Engagement Composition, the range communication systems and the Common Training Instrumentation Architecture.  The mature engagement solutions have to progress to enable a successful conversion with STE enterprise architecture and its associated systems (e.g. Training Simulation Software, Training Management Tools, One World Terrain (OWT) and Integrated Visual Augmentation System/Squad immersive Virtual Trainer.  The FoF engagement systems will adhere to modular open system approach concepts in the design, development and sustainment activities, with the intent of integrating into the STE architecture.

In support of the upcoming STE-LTS Request for Solutions (RFS), the Government anticipates holding a Project TALX webinar on MS Teams, designed to serve as a transparent forum for sharing project information.  The moderated discussion will include various lessons learned, current & future expectations, upcoming timelines, and key technology/focus areas to facilitate the STE-LTS prototypes development.  A brief questions and answers session will also be held. A draft RFS is slated for release mid-late January 2021. The Project TALX webinar is scheduled for early February 2021; additional details to follow.

Background:

The Synthetic Training Environment – Live Training System (STE-LTS) is part of the Synthetic Training Environment (STE) and serves as Increment 2 of the overall STE program.  The STE-LTS will converge Live training with Synthetic training into the STE and enable interoperability with Joint and Coalition partners.  At the center of STE-LTS is the development of the 12 engagement types and 5 instrumentation enablers (“12+5”).  The engagement types are: Direct Fire, Counter-Defilade Fire, Indirect Fire, Dropped Objects, Placed Objects, Thrown Objects, Guided and Autonomous Weapons, Directed Energy and Radiant Energy Weapons, Plumes, and Connections (Information Warfare).  The “Plus 5” instrumentation enablers are: Calculations, Network, Sensors, Terrains, and Transmitters.

Today, the Army cannot train as it fights.  The challenge with Force-on-Force (FoF) training is that only 60% of a Brigade Combat Team’s weapon system are represented in live training.  Weapons with arcing trajectories or that create area effects are not represented with the current technology.   Furthermore, weather effects, obscurants, and vegetation prevent existing live training solutions from simulating FoF engagements. With forthcoming weapon systems, the list of live training gaps will only increase. The Government is interested in mature solutions to close live training gaps associated with simulating FoF engagements with direct fire and short range indirect (Counter Defilade) weapons.

Requirement:

In the near team, the STE LTS team is seeking advanced, capable and mature direct fire solution to replace the end of life direct fire engagement enablers and introduce indirect fire enabler into the Live training environment. The solutions must integrate with current live training system architecture to include Live Training Engagement Composition (LTEC), the range communication systems and the Common Training Instrumentation Architecture (CTIA).  The mature engagement solutions has to progress to enable a successful conversion with STE enterprise architecture and its associated systems (e.g. TSMT, OWT, IVAS).  The FoF engagement systems will adhere to modular open system approach concepts in the design, development and sustainment activities.

In support of the upcoming STE-Live Request for Solutions (RFS), the Government anticipates holding a Project TALX webinar on Teams designed to serve as a transparent forum for sharing project information.  The moderated discussion will include various lessons learned, current & future expectations, upcoming timelines, and key technology/focus areas to facilitate the STE-Live prototype and a brief question and answer session. Draft RFS slated for release mid-late January 2021. The Project TALX webinar is scheduled for early 2nd Quarter FY2021; additional details to follow.