Exchanging data directly with ICC databases, ITC provides automated scenario definition, simulates ATOs, provides mission status and reports directly to the appropriate ICC application, and supports detailed after-action reviews.
Air and ground vehicles, sensors, communication devices, computers, weapon systems, and jammers are simulated within the ITC, as are the operations of many different types of units, including air bases, wings, squadrons, individual aircraft, and surface-to-air missile sites for both friendly and opposing forces. Trainees can exercise all the major functions of the ICC during the execution of an operational scenario and directly participate in the conduct of a battle. Exchanging data directly with ICC databases, ITC provides automated scenario definition, simulates ATOs, provides mission status and reports directly to the appropriate ICC application, and supports detailed after-action reviews. ITC can also be used for operational course of action analysis and planned refinement. Through these seamless data exchange mechanisms, ICC is employed exactly as it is in real operations for any ITC-support evolution.
With the guidance and sponsorship of NC3A, Ternion® Corporation developed the ITC using FLAMES®. The robust and open architecture of FLAMES enabled the development of system models that precisely matched the ICC training requirements. FLAMES’ support for modeling human cognitive behavior enabled the ITC to execute on a single computer with little or no role-player support. The foundation for many essential ITC features, including direct ICC database import and direct messaging interfaces to ICC systems, was supplied by FLAMES’ comprehensive library of support services. Perhaps most importantly, the mature, object-oriented framework provided by FLAMES allowed the ITC to be developed quickly and inexpensively.