JSAS Will be Incorporated into Bids for ASDOT and FACMIS
Rockwell Collins and DRS have announced plans to work together to incorporate their Joint Secure Air Combat Training System (JSAS) in to the bids in preparation for two UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) training programmes: Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT) and the Future Air Combat Manoeuvring Instrumentation System (FACMIS). JSAS is the next-generation Air Combat Manoeuvring Instrumentation (ACMI) solution that brings proven security, advanced networking and growth into Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) capabilities.
JSAS will be able to operate with the P5 waveform, enabling communications between JSAS, the F-35 and existing P5 training pods. With advanced networking features, JSAS lays the foundation for future connectivity to the MoD’s Defence Operational Training Capability (Air) programme (DOTC-A), to help deliver the balance of live and synthetic training the MoD seeks to achieve.
The decision to collaborate in the UK follows the companies’ joint experience in successful completion of the Preliminary Design Review for their contracted delivery of the US Navy’s Tactical Combat Training System Increment II (TCTC Inc. II), which includes requirements similar in many respects to ASDOT and FACMIS.
“This collaboration brings a host of key capabilities to the MoD, including the multi-enclave security and interoperability needed for fifth-generation fighters […] Working with DRS, this proven solution will meet the current and future needs of these programmes,” commented Rockwell Collins’ Managing Director for the UK, Sarah Minett.