Virtual JTAC Simulator

The Virtual JTAC Simulator is a revolutionary new system that provides trainees with the ability to conduct Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC), Forward Air Controller (FAC) or Forward Observer (FO) roles in a portable platform, a classroom setting, or a 360 degree virtual environment using the exact same software configuration.

Exceptionally high resolution graphics with unlimited view distances combine to offer JTAC trainees the ability to identify aircraft, targets and threats whilst maintaining control of the battlefield situation. Replica equipment allows trainees to operate exactly as they would in reality.

The VSS Virtual JTAC Simulator has achieved the highest accreditations possible at multiple locations, and is in active operation within numerous JTAC Programs around the world.

Main Features

  • Ability to provide force protection and execute Close Air Support and Call For Fire solutions for multiple assets whilst deconflicting collateral damage and friendly casualties.
  • Wide selection of CAS and CFF platforms, weaponry, munitions and fuzing.
  • 9 Line and 5 Line brief capability for Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing CAS, with either AI or manual pilot execution or orders.
  • The capability to identify approaching aircraft in a 270 or 360 degree virtual environment and monitor alignment, weapon release, and BDA.
  • Trainees interact with Fit, Form and Functional physical replica equipment including Laser Designators, Laser Range Finders, IR Pointers, Video Downlink and other devices, to provide the JTAC with a comprehensive toolbox of solutions.
  • Ability to identify and suppress Anti-Aircraft fire and provide airspace deconfliction.
  • Full Scenario Constructor, Scenario Admin, and Scenario Debrief capability built into a single application, allowing immediate Mission Planning, Rehearsal, Conduct and Evaluation.
  • Modular Options

  • Variety of Simulated Military Equipment available or able to be custom-built.
  • Variety of visual options from VR headsets to 270-360 degree projection domes.
  • Physical and virtual radio comms options.
  • Optional modules for manual Pilot Stations, Roleplayer Stations, Targeting Pod Stations, etc.
  • Supports HLA and DIS for federated simulation.
  • Can be linked natively to other VSS products to provide complex training scenarios with Combat Search & Rescue (CSAR) and Sniper support.
  • Used By:

  • Royal Australian Air Force
  • Australian Army
  • Used For:

  • Target priority assessment
  • Threat observation and recognition
  • Rangefinding and target references
  • Directing and Adjusting Artillery, including SEAD
  • Lasing/Designating Targets
  • Conduct BDA
  • Deconflict airspace with multiple CAS platforms and CFF assets
  • MK2 Sniper Trainer

    The VSS MK2 Sniper Trainer is a revolutionary new system that turns any scoped weapon into a Sniper simulator. MK2 presents a complete COTS training package for snipers and spotters, with a projection dome, virtual devices, and integrated software.

    MK2 supports 2-man sniper teams by combining detachable Virtual Reality hardware optics with high-fidelity computer simulation, offering a complete training solution that can simply clip onto a field weapon or replica gun.

    Main Features

  • Train Sniper/Spotter teams in a controlled and cost effective environment whilst gradually increasing scenario complexity
  • Supports the use of the actual military issue sniper rifles, thus offering trainees the same muscle memory reactions and trigger pull fine motor skills with no requirement to remove the original scope.
  • Trainees can be immersed in a wide range of scenarios that are normally impractical to simulate due to cost or manpower. Scenarios can range from covert recon and pattern of life observation to force multiplier, highly aggressive environments.
  • Supports the spotter role with high fidelity VR Binoculars for target identification and 'fall of shot' adjustments to the shooter.
  • The MK2 virtual scope supports windage and elevation clicks in mils to obtain the correct ballistic solution.
  • Spotters use the VSS Vector21 Rangefinding binoculars that place both trainees in the same virtual environment.
  • Various caliber dummy rounds are supported (e.g. 5.56mm NATO, 7.62mm, .338 Lapua, .50 BMG)
  • Used By:

  • Australian Special Forces
  • Australian Defence Force
  • School of Infantry
  • Used For:

  • Engagement of realistic moving targets
  • Adjustments to fall of shot
  • Rapid re-engagements
  • Sniper team engagement patter
  • Missed target drills
  • Mil-dot holds on linear targets
  • Battlefield Commentary
  • Information Gathering
  • Aerial fire support
  • Coordination of offensive fires
  • Overwatch
  • Bounce back engagements within a wide arc
  • Target indications
  • Rules of engagement and legal scenario training
  • Emergency close air support
  • Judging distance exercises
  • Target description exercises
  • Target building breakdown
  • Panoramic Sketching
  • Spot coding of enemy and friendly forces routes
  • Coordinated shooting using networked MK1 systems
  • Loophole shooting
  • Target recognition
  • Collective trainer enabling command and control at the section level
  • Observation Post Logging and Reporting
  • Virtual Vehicle Trainer (VVT)

    The latest in virtual simulators from VSS, the Virtual Vehicle Trainer (VVT) is an innovation in the world of simulated vehicle driver and crew training.

    Main Features

  • The VVT has the ability to immerse all crew members in the same virtual environment, providing training opportunities for multiple vehicle specific scenarios. Instructors are empowered to control the degree of complexity and difficulty in the scenario and monitor all training outcomes.
  • The VVT offers the flexibility to be configured into several vehicles, from a LAV3 with a 25mm cannon to a 4-man armor crew engaged in mobile warfare, or simply replicate a 2-driver MAN logistics truck conducting an admin move through urban terrain.
  • In its simplest form, the VVT presents training establishments with a virtual driver skills training solution that offers low risk with minimal logistics and cost overheads. The ability to fluidly reconfigure the VVT to the desired platform negates the requirement for numerous specific simulators and offers a custom mix of vehicles to support driver training and the end user's vehicle fleet.
  • VVT Offers:

  • Reconfigurable crew trainer that supports multiple vehicle types in the one system
  • Able to support up to 4 crew per system
  • Can be combined with VSS replica weapons for gunnery training.
  • Crews are connected via ICS comms for CRM.
  • Multiple VVTs are able to be networked for convoy or company training
  • Used For:

  • Armored or soft skin vehicle crew training
  • Threat assessment and target identification
  • Immediate Action drill capability
  • Convoy protection drills
  • Awareness of armored tactics in a controlled environment
  • Hunter/Killer procedures
  • ICS and RATEL training internal and brigade NETS.
  • Supports scenarios from solo RECON roles to Full Assaults with multiple vehicles.
  • Training Capabilities


    Mounted Arms Simulator (MArS)

    The VSS Mounted Arms Simulator (MArS) is an immersive, cost effective weapon training solution which allows gunnery part tasking procedures and immediate action drills to be taught, practiced and assessed in simulated Air, Land and Sea scenarios.

    MArS now supports the next generation TitanIM simulation engine for maximum fidelity and boundless operation.

    Main Features

  • Reconfigurable in moments for Air, Land or Sea operation
  • Supports weapon action drills with instructor operated weapon malfunctions
  • Weapons include M240, M134, and M2 with other weapons available on request
  • Weapons are highly realistic replicas with operable components such as cocking handles, feed plates, spinning barrels and triggers/safeties
  • Electric recoil assembly
  • Supports NVG with flip-up HMD
  • High fidelity synthetic environment
  • Scenario Constructor, Scenario Admin, and Scenario Debrief functions
  • Modular Options

  • Choice of Projection Dome and/or Helmet Mounted Display for visual system
  • Optional Motion platform with 3DOF or 6DOF movement
  • Multiple MArS units can be linked together for joint training, or connect to other simulators via HLA/DIS
  • Used By

  • UK Ministry of Defence
  • Used For

  • Air, Land or Sea gunnery training
  • Weapon handling and immediate action drills
  • Gunnery procedures
  • Tactical training