Collins Aerospace: Blended Training is here

LVC air combat training solution showcased to US Navy and Air Force by Collins Aerospace.

18 April 2019
A live-flying Aero L-29 aircraft, operated by the University of Iowa's Operator Performance Laboratory, participates in a Collins Aerospace Secure Live Air-to-Air Mission


Collins Aerospace recently showcased its air combat training system in a live exercise for senior US Air Force and Navy officers.

In collaboration with the University of Iowa’s Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL), Collins Aerospace recently held a Secure Live Air-to-Air Mission (SLAAM) demonstration to showcase how armed forces can quickly adopt secure live, virtual and constructive (LVC) air-combat training solutions. More than 20 senior officers from the Air Force and Navy were in attendance.

“The success of project SLAAM proves that LVC-enabled training systems are real, mature and available in the marketplace today,” said Nick Gibbs, vice president and general manager, Simulation and Training Solutions at Collins Aerospace. “Customers don’t need to wait for the development of new technologies to achieve next-generation LVC training.”

During the demo, the company’s Joint Secure Air Combat Training System (JSAS) interfaced with ground systems running US Department of Defense-approved Next Generation Threat System (NGTS) and a Modern Air Combat Environment (MACE) software.



Spectators watched the LVC event unfold on displays in a ‘mission room’, which showed a combination of live, simulated, and synthetic aircraft assets performing the mission in a Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) Type-1 encrypted environment.

Collins Aerospace says JSAS is the only certified, blended training system operating on ranges today, and features proven security and data-link technologies that help overcome limitations in traditional training scenarios. Customers also benefit from an open architecture, which simplifies obsolescence management and accommodates new technologies.