Saab to deliver next-generation Live MCTIS Training System for USMC
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Saab to deliver next-generation Live MCTIS Training System for USMC

18 Jun 2021 (Last Updated June 18th, 2021 17:21)

The new system will replace the existing Instrumentation and Tactical Engagement Simulation System (ITESS) equipment.

Saab to deliver next-generation Live MCTIS Training System for USMC
FoFTS-Next is the next-generation of instrumented – tactical engagement simulation system. Credit: Saab.

The US Marine Corps (USMC) Training Systems Programme Manager has awarded a single award task order contract (SATOC) to Saab for next-generation live training systems.

Under the undefinitised contract, Saab will provide the Force-on-Force Training Systems – Next (FoFTS-Next) to the USMC.

The contract has a cumulative face value of $127.9m and the framework agreement has future task orders.

FoFTS-Next is the next-generation of instrumented – tactical engagement simulation system (I-TESS).

Saab noted that the FoFTS-Next SATOC will include USMC Training Instrumentation Systems (MCTIS) equipment, logistics, as well as training exercise support.

The contract will see Saab provide a full turnkey live training capability that will include equipment deliveries for individual marine weapons, buildings and vehicles.

It will also provide logistics and maintenance support, as well as training exercise support at all major USMC installations worldwide.

The FoFTS-Next Increment 1 also includes the command and control (C2) and network systems required to transport, process as well as display data from the instrumentation.

Saab US president and CEO Erik Smith said: “The Saab Live MCTIS Training System is a proven solution that will provide interoperability training to prepare our US Marines for combat effectiveness across multi-domain operations.”

According to Saab, the company’s next-generation Live MCTIS Training System will replace the USMC’s current ITESS equipment.

Saab provides solutions for live training, live fire training, virtual training, as well as training services.

In April, Saab secured a low-rate initial production (LRIP) option from the US Navy for delivery of its AN/SPN-50(V)1 shipboard air traffic radar.