Live, virtual, constructive, creates new training opportunities to boost the readiness of the fleet.
By Edward Lundquist – AUSN Navy Magazine
As virtual training plays an ever-increasing role in ensuring readiness within the fleet, the Navy is constantly looking for ways to improve it. Meanwhile, may systems now in use are reaching the late stages of their functionality, and training scenarios frequently tend to call for the real virtual environments to function, together in increasingly complicated ways.
Training begins with the end in mind.
That’s how Retired Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags, former head of Naval Air Systems Command, put it. And live, virtual, constructive may hold the key to doing it effectively.
“For us to training our operators for the high-end fight, we need to do that in a live, virtual, and constructive training environment,” he said at a panel at the Sea-Air-Space Symposium in 2017.
“We simply do not have the range extent, or the ability to lay down the treat environments efficiently to fully train our operators any other way than LVC,” he continued. “And there is the OPSEC (operational security issue. We really don’t want anyone watching when we’re doing full-up training.”
So how do you provide realistic training with strike groups and multiple units? LVC training must be fully integrated into the fleet for that to happy, he argued.