Key to this undertaking is Training Simulation Software (TSS)/TMT developed by Cole Engineering Services Inc. (CESI) in response to the STE-Information System (STE-IS) requirement. TMT — a core component of the TSS/TMT, will provide participants within the virtual environment with the capability to plan, prepare, execute, and assess multi-echelon, multi-domain training and mission rehearsal capability. Powered by 4C Strategies’ (4C) Exonaut, the TMT will support the ability for Commanders, Staffs, Trainers, Leaders and Soldiers alike to ‘train as they fight’, in the most appropriate domain, from any PoN.
Much like the US Army, organisations the world over are driven by the ever-increasing need to improve readiness in the face of technological adversaries and have sought to close the capabilities gap through the application of emerging technological advancements into existing training capabilities.
Exonaut — with its modular open architecture, NATO Secret accreditation, and data-driven outcomes — affords users the ability to digitise, integrate, evaluate, and manage end-to-end training and exercise data via a fully customisable, encrypted, and scalable visualisation dashboard. Leveraging these core capabilities, Exonaut has proven an invaluable asset in support of military training and exercise management, supporting infrastructure solutions for organisations such as the US Marine Corps, UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), British Army, Swedish Armed Forces (SAF), Canadian Department of National Defence (DND), National Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the European Union (EU), amongst others.
In support of the US Army’s STE requirements, Exonaut is fulfilling the need for a sophisticated, multi-domain Training Management Tool, as well as supporting cost-reduction initiatives through drastic reductions in resource requirements for exercise planning. Leveraging its services-based framework, as Exonaut is expanded to the full TMT requirement it will support the US Army’s objectives to ensure ease of integration with existing capabilities as well as emerging or future-state capabilities. Perhaps most importantly, Exonaut is supporting the alignment of training availability which is not just available — but is founded in doctrine, and maintains relevancy by utilising the Army Enterprise Network, Common Operating Environment, Operational Global Terrain, Army Enterprise Database Cloud, Mission Command Information Systems, and numerous other Authoritative sources.
“It’s an honour to be providing a digital tool that powers the TMT,” says Michael Coss, former US Army Colonel and 4C North America President. “Having served in the US Army for 32 years, it feels natural to be a part of this new training paradigm that will prepare our Warfighters for the future. What we are currently witnessing in Europe, with the war in Ukraine, shows just how important it is to train effectively and to maximum capabilities. Exonaut can help the US Army achieve this.”