Boosts Capabilities, US Air Force Inaugurates P6CTS Combat Training System

Boosts Capabilities, US Air Force Inaugurates P6CTS Combat Training System
US Air Force Inaugurates P6 Combat Training System (CTS)

International Military - The United States is a country dubbed as Uncle Sam. This North American country has a very strong military. The US military is currently claimed to be the strongest in the world, many international sources say that the US army is extraordinary.

Quoted from which says that the US is the country with the most powerful military in the world. No wonder the US military is the strongest in the world. The US has a capable defense industry. Various advanced weapon systems have been successfully developed by the US defense industry.

For example, the US is one of the countries that has succeeded in developing a fifth-generation fighter aircraft. The US succeeded in making the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II.

The existence of the F-22 and F-35 shows that the US has a reliable fighting force. Given the F-22 and F-35 are equipped with stealth capabilities. In addition, the technology owned by the US F-22 and F-35 is also very capable.

On the other hand, recently Collins Aerospace made an announcement at the Farnborough International Airshow. The announcement relates to the US Air Force.

Quoted from MilitaryLeak, the US Air Force has designated the P6CTS. P6CTS is the official Program Of Record. And the US Air Force chose the Collins Aerospace Tactical Combat Training System – Increment II (TCTS II) as its solution of choice.

Also while remaining fully interoperable with the US Navy's TCTS II. The newly created CTS P6 program has been funded to replace 100 percent of the old combat training system in approximately 55 USAF training ranges.

The P6CTS program leverages the Navy's recently awarded TCTS II program to achieve economies of scale resulting from upgrading existing training and general logistics throughout the program's life cycle.

The US Air Force's stated priority is integrating the P6CTS on fighter aircraft followed by trainers, bombers, cargo and other platforms. The P6 CTS provides a growth path to more realistically emulate contested/congested environments thanks to improved Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) training and Synthetic Inject to Live (SITL) capabilities.

Because the P6 CTS also includes multi-individual-level security encryption (MILS) – which enables full fidelity threats and simulated weapons sharing between platforms with multiple levels of security – the USAF can eliminate the need for expensive platform-specific embedded training applications.

TCTS II has successfully demonstrated the ability to safely activate mixed LVC during the NAVAIR Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX-21 and ANTX-22). Initial Operating Capability (IOC) is scheduled at NAS Fallon in late 2022 with Full Rate Production (FRP) starting early 2023.

TCTS II is expected to be available to adversary air providers (AdAir) as well as foreign military partners subject to the DOS exportability determination of the critical TCTS II technology.

It is known that it was developed and built by Collins and teammate Leonardo DRS. The TCTS II/P6CTS is a scalable and flexible open architecture system that enables highly secure air combat training between US and international aircraft, including 5th and 4th generation platforms.

Collins Aerospace showcased the new TCTS II/P6CTS pod and notional form factor for the F-35 at the 2022 Farnborough International Airshow at Raytheon Technologies Pavilion.

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies business, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industries.

Collins Aerospace has the broad capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and broad expertise to solve customers' toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global marketplace.

Collins Aerospace and DRS both use modular manufacturing facilities to meet production output requirements according to user requirements and schedules.

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