[Avionics Magazine 06-29-2016] Rockwell Collins has connected Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) training simulators and live aircraft in France, the U.K. and the U.S. during a media event in Toulouse, France. LVC is a technology that provides interoperability under critical conditions so warfighters on the ground, in the air and at sea can all train simultaneously.
LVC provides interoperability under critical conditions so warfighters on the ground, in the air and at sea can all train simultaneously. Photo: Rockwell Collins.
In real time, journalists watched from a command and control room as several participants executed a scenario on simulators and aircraft. From the command and control center in Toulouse, users operated the Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) simulator and Air Superiority Operation Center RealFires Simulator. Also a part of the demonstration in Toulouse was a C-130 Simulator and Helicopter Simulator. The last simulator in the demonstration, a fighter jet, was operated out of Burgess Hill, U.K. All simulators were connected to a live aircraft in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to complete the scenario.
In addition, connecting various live or simulated platform assets can now be done securely with the Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) system, which was also demonstrated during this exercise. It was recently certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) and enables connection of entities with different levels of security, from confidential to top secret.