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A new project is expected to improve the US army’s realism of live force-on-force training while increasing soldier and formation readiness. 

A US Army contract was granted to Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions (CMPS) to develop the Synthetic Training Environment (STE) Live Training System (LTS) prototype.

Cubic noted that the contract will be carried out along with General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), which is its live training system partner.

The contract supports the modernization of the US Army’s soldier, direct fire, and vehicle systems.

Under the contract, counter defilade and indirect fire systems will also be introduced into the live training environment at combat training centers (CTCs) and army home stations across the world.

According to the company, the contract has a one-year milestone-based prototype development period, with fielding of the systems expected to take place by early 2023.

The effort will create a path to further the development of advanced live training capabilities.

These training capabilities will be compatible with existing fielded systems and can integrate with both the current live training infrastructure and the STE.

Cubic noted that STE LTS offers improved capability compared to the existing Instrumentable-Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (I-MILES).

STE LTS’ modular approach in both software and hardware offers improved maintainability, simple usability, and integration, according to Cubic’s announcement.