Our integrated networking capability allows us to build complex, data-rich environments by inter-connecting distributed and disparate live, virtual, and constructive (LVC) assets into a seamless training experience.
WORLD-CLASS TRAINING INTEGRATION
To build a force that is ready to meet any challenge, training must be more than a series of instructions. It must be a continual process of skills and knowledge development. At Alion, we bring together sophisticated tools and proven expertise to interconnect distributed and disparate training assets in varying degrees of interoperability. Not limited to traditional classroom environments, we also integrate live assets — including pier-side and underway ships, live and tactical command and control systems, voice communication, and simulated weather — to provide a realistic and complex training battlespace. Our networked solutions can be developed for PCs, tablets, smartphones, or whatever technology your mission requires.
With the largest integrated training network in the DoD, we give trainees across services and classifications the ability to train like they fight.
NAVY ENTERPRISE TACTICAL TRAINING NETWORK (NETTN)
To make training more realistic and relevant, the Navy has been expanding programs that tie virtual resources to real-world systems. This includes Fleet Synthetic Training (FST), which integrates real and simulated data to better prepare sailors and warfare commanders for real-world threats.
As the Navy’s trusted partner, Alion designed, engineered, and built the Navy Enterprise Tactical Training Network (NETTN) to support the fleet’s certification and training objectives as defined by the U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF). We have supported and managed this network for more than 18 years and continue to mature and operate it as the training network for the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE), which Alion engineers also helped to build.
As the largest integrated training network in the DoD, NETTN and NCTE together provide a virtual range for distributed synthetic training and experimentation as well as a baseline for the Navy’s future LVC training environment. This secure, globally-distributed enterprise network spans 47 Commands at 147 locations, interconnecting with 23 training partner networks.
JOINT SIMULATION BUS (JBUS)
JBUS reduces the effort and risk associated with gateway development by providing a common framework for data translation between disparate components, systems, and architectures. It is built on an extensible, plug-in-based public architecture and provides a low-cost and low barrier-to-entry solution that meets current and emerging architectural needs.
JBUS is currently deployed in Navy Training Centers (TTG’s, ATG’s), Joint Staff J7, Army PEOSTRI, USAF DMOC/DMON, NAVAIR Trainers, and Navy Trainers. Rapid integration and configuration in new environments are hallmarks of JBUS installation.
DIGITAL RADIO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (DRMS)
Our Digital Radio Management System (DRMS) integrates VoIP-to-tactical radio resources (UHF, VHF, DAMA), allowing IP phones to act as a radio-telephone and extending the pier radio nets to allow ships berthed at any DRMS-supported FCA to communicate with any other so-berthed ship. DRMS is interfaced with the FCA’s radios, uses local encryption, and is distributed via IP Multicast between end points.
BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE FLEET SYNTHETIC TRAINING AT SEA (BFAS)
BFAS integrates ships’ internal training capabilities with the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) while the ship is underway, away from the traditional pier-side, hard-wire network connection that used to be required for Fleet Synthetic Training (FST). This provides the ability for ships to participate in LVC training events.
Although early iterations of this capability were installed only on BMD-capable Aegis baselines, we are now outfitting the rest of the fleet’s ships that have a distributed synthetic training capability to provide training capability to other non-BMD warfare areas.
MEET OUR BUSINESS LEADERS
Terri Walker-Spoonhour, Senior Vice President
Terri Walker-Spoonhour is an Alion senior vice president and leader of the Distributed Simulation Group (DSG), where she is responsible for a $250M portfolio of programs and capabilities delivering agile engineering, sustainability, logistics, modeling, simulation, training, analysis, aviation and weapon systems, and IT solutions.
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