COL Thomas Monaghan
Project Manager Training Devices (PM TRADE)
Col Marcus J. Reynolds
Program Manager Training Systems (PM TRASYS)
Welcome to the Live Training Community portal, where we develop, support, and communicate our live training initiatives for the Army and Marine Corps. Our intent is to facilitate communication with developers, users, and our industry partners to support standards and common solutions for live training. Our goal is to reduce total ownership costs while improving quality, interoperability, and reusability across live, virtual, constructive, and Joint training and test domains for our Soldiers, Marines, our joint Services partners, and the Nation.
The LT2 Product Line focuses on live-training domain requirements to maximize component reuse, reduce fielding time, minimize programmatic costs, and enhance training benefits afforded to the warfighter. It includes live training systems in support of Combat Training Center (CTC) training, Home Station training, Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) training, instrumented live-fire range training, and deployed training. The LT2 product line is comprised of programs that use the Common Training Instrumentation Architecture (CTIA), the Future Army System of Integrated Targets (FASIT) architecture, and the LT2- CTIA components and services to implement the various product instantiations including:
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Through successful execution of the product line strategy, LT2 will deliver a set of assets that provide integrated and interoperable training solutions for live collective training across the CTC, Home Station, deployed, and joint training domains. The LT2 product line vision is captured in the LT2 products and in the following program objectives:
Produce a product line architecture that completely supports live instrumentation, Tactical Engagement Simulation System (TESS), targetry, domain-specific services, and associated equipment for live training within the Army’s doctrine-based training process
Engineer a product line process and associated standards, tools, rules, and guidelines that foster development of both components and products that are compliant with the product line architecture
Produce a set of common plug-and-play applications in the product line architecture that are applicable across a wide range of LT2 programs
Encourage development of common applications and products and capture convincing evidence of the benefits of a product line approach
Provide a flexible architectural environment that will evolve to support all Army live training simulation systems, as well as integrate with emerging Army and joint architectures such as the Test and Training Enabling Architecture (TENA) and the Live, Virtual, Constructive Integrating Architecture (LVC-IA)
PM ST Industry Standards Collaboration Area
The PM ST Paradigm, which encompasses the Live Training domain, is focused on developing standards and leveraging common components in order to provide inherent interoperability as principal, underlying architectures continue to be matured. Developing and implementing Live Training standards appropriately allows for improvements in the support for various mission programs and external efforts, direction of product-line configuration management, and organization of sustainment efforts.
One of the main cornerstones of the LT2 strategy is to capitalize on standardization to maximize commonality and facilitate interoperability, and subsequently promote cost savings across PM ST acquisitions. PM ST’s goal of standardization centers around a set of guidelines that support interoperability efforts within PM ST and across PEO STRI and the Army. Within this context, PM ST will follow a systematic knowledge management approach which uses a centralized repository, known as the LT2 Portal, to manage and control its architectures, standards, interfaces, processes, and requirements.
MISSION: To develop Live Training Standards to be used across PM ST in an effort to create commonality, promote re-use, and facilitate interoperability across the Live Training Domain.