The US Army has awarded Raytheon Intelligence & Space two contracts totaling $8.1 million to demonstrate and test a live training system prototype as part of its Synthetic Training Environment modernization program.
The force-on-force training technology will compete to replace the aging Instrumentable – Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System, or I-MILES, that has been in use for more than 40 years.
The Synthetic Training Environment is being designed to converge current live, virtual, constructive and gaming environments into a single simulation training environment.
Raytheon Intelligence & Space’s live training system blends new and emerging technologies with soldiers’ weapons and equipment to create the most realistic live training possible for both direct and indirect fire scenarios.
“Our solution leverages the power of augmented reality and artificial intelligence, while allowing soldiers to train using their own operational weapons and gear,” said Bob Williams, vice president of Global Training and Logistics for Raytheon Intelligence & Space. “The simplicity of our design removes the burden from soldiers and places it on modern technology in order to train as they fight.”