The DVTE is a deployable, laptop-based simulation system capable of emulating virtual organic and supporting Infantry Battalion weapons systems and training scenarios to facilitate T&R based training. The portability of DVTE provides the USMC with the ability to train and rehearse tactical decision-making skills at any location in the world with 110VAC power, and a suite can be assembled in less than an hour.
In Accordance With (IAW) the ECS MATOC PWS, this Task Order (TO) PWS provides the specific performance requirements, performance standards, metrics, assessment measures, and schedule for the execution of ECS in support of DVTE to include Post Deployment Software Support (PDSS). PDSS includes:
- DVTE Image Maintenance
- Cyber Security Support
- Software Distribution System (SDS) Maintenance
- Help Desk Support
DVTE trains and reinforces MAGTF/combined arms coordination warfighting skills maintaining individual and unit readiness during periods of training while deployed or embarked. DVTE employs high-fidelity terrain databases and realistic training scenarios to meet the main purpose of providing the primary achievement of DVTE; to facilitate T&R standards-based training by providing training opportunities to small units up to the Battalion staff level. DVTE is employed as a training readiness tool by commanders to assist in evaluating individual and unit proficiency, In effect, DVTE is part of a commander's training "toolkit" and should be maximized, where and when appropriate to augment their training program. DVTE assists in maintaining their unit's proficiency and currency through continual application and remediation of individual and collective combat skills.
The DVTE system is designed as a System of Systems (SoS) hosted on common Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) laptop computer platforms on a closed network.? A DVTE suite is comprised of the following components:
- COTS laptops (Dell Precision 7730)
- Network switches
- I/O peripherals
- A pelican cases
In addition to the suites, DVTE is comprised of two additional devices: the High Performance Terrain Generation Computer and the High Performance Terrain Generation Mini Computer. These Terrain Generation devices support Virtual Battle Space (VBS) 4, or VBS4, and VBS World Server (VWS). Since each DVTE laptop has the same configuration, the system’s physical hardware layout is flexible and scalable to support multiple large training events simultaneously
DVTE emphasizes combined arms, small-unit, and individual tactical training. It provides flexible combined arms training for Fire Support Teams (FiSTs)/Battalion Fire Support Coordination Centers (FSCCs) through a combination of simulations that can interface with Command and Control (C2) systems to facilitate training of a variety of fire support platforms. Additionally, DVTE hosts a variety of computer-based individual tactical decision-making tools that offer situational awareness through recognition of combatants and improvised explosive devices, self-paced foreign language training, and cultural knowledge. The system at Full Operational Capability (FOC) provides the following: ground truth in the exercise, three-dimensional (3D) visual display of the impact of supporting arms fire, replication of tactical communications, and an After-Action Review (AAR) capability that features capture and playback options for meaningful exercise data upon completion of an exercise.