SRI International subsidiary Ravenswood Solutions has completed its instrumentation support of the joint light tactical vehicle’s (JLTV) multi-service operational test and evaluation (MOT&E) at the US Marine Corps (USMC) Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California.
The company integrated its Mobile Ground Truth System (MGTS) with the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) and the live-virtual-constructive environment during the test.
The integration works enabled Ravenswood to provide a live common operating picture (COP), real-time casualty assessment (RTCA), a tactical analysis centre and an instrumented after-action review (AAR).
Ravenswood Solutions chief executive officer Dan Donoghue said: “This event demonstrated the value of Testing-as-a-Service (TaaS) to the US military.
“Ravenswood Solutions is extremely proud to offer a sustainable, cost-effective and user-friendly solution to the test and evaluation community.”
The company was required to set up, operate, maintain and terminate all instrumentation and network assets as part of the TaaS business model.
The MGTS solution, known as FlexTrain to the US Department of Defense (DoD) clients, was customised to collect information from personnel and assets on the ground and afloat in the Pacific under the MOT&E, thereby demonstrating the system’s durability and seaworthiness.
Ravenswood’s MGTS is a time-synchronised, global positioning system (GPS) based solution that can be rapidly deployed and used to track vehicles and personnel to the individual level, enabling operators to view the entire battlefield on a single COP.
The system facilitates RTCA availability and generates reports of all instances such as shots fired, misses and hits.