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Integrated Live-Virtual-Constructive Test Environment (ILTE) Expeditionary Network

COMING SOON ! ! !

Update (June 20, 2018): It is expected the Request for Solutions (RFS) will be released in the next two weeks ! ! !

DRAFT Technical Supplement Available (Attachment 1-ILTE Technical Supplement - Draft)

Integrated Live-Virtual-Constructive Test Environment (ILTE) Expeditionary Network

Currently the US Army’s inventory lacks an affordable and deployable network that supports both Real Time Casualty Assessment and Operational Test Instrumentation traffic.

The Army desires to develop and acquire a prototype expeditionary network capable of supporting Real Time Casualty Assessment (RTCA), Test Monitor and Control (TM&C), Test Planning and Data Collection for operational testing events. Therefore, the Government is seeking a prototype solution that leverages existing RTCA products while leveraging broadband capability in a layered network solution along with incorporating interfaces providing flexibility for integration of multiple data collectors.

The prototype shall interface with an existing Live Training Transformation (LT2) Exercise Control (EXCON), or future EXCON developed within the LT2 portal (https://www.lt2portal.mil/).  The LT2 portal contains the products, architecture and standards of existing and proposed PEO STRI EXCON products. The prototype shall comply with the LT2 standards, or be based on extension of those standards to ensure the prototype will interface with the current suite of Instrumented – Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (I-MILES) products and that future LT2 products will interface with this prototype network. The prototype needs to facilitate integrating the network infrastructure with an EXCON capable of exchanging data with Virtual and Constructive simulations through the existing Common Training Instrumentation Architecture (CTIA) architecture and LT2 standards.

This prototype network system will serve as a dynamic baseline and functional test bed while demonstrating real capabilities and limitations of the technology. This combination of hardware, software and interface specifications will allow the overall ILTE architecture to be validated and provide interface parameters for all of the ILTE functional areas. The system must be robust enough to demonstrate a capability of 2000 concurrent entities in a 75km X 75km X 3km area.

The US Army, Operational Test Command, will determine the unit and test location(s) based on the required parameters, approximately six months prior to testing.  During this time, they conduct site surveys and conclude suitability and best locations on a range for a test event.  Since many of these tests require large areas of real estate to test full military capability, they could happen at numerous places like Fort Hood, White Sands Missile Range, Eglin Air Force Base, and the Yakima Training Center.  Since cost is a major driver for Operational Test Command, everything that can be done to reduce Operation and Maintenance cost is a tremendous benefit.

The primary development for this effort is to develop an affordable deployable network that meets Operational Test Command requirements while leveraging existing Army investments in Exercise Control and Real Time Casualty Assessment.  Depending on the size of the test and number of units involved, this system will operate side by side with other Army Real Time Casualty Assessment Systems.

Estimated Release: June 2018

Active TReX Membership will be required to submit a solution for this soon to be released RWP.  To start your TReX Membership application and registration, please visit TReX Membership.

Any questions regarding the opportunity should be directed to initiatives@nstxl.org.