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US Marines Conduct virtual training at Northrop Grumman DTC

Northrop Grumman’s Distributed Training Center (DTC) recently hosted simulated training for US Marines at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia.

During two training events, eight F-15E aircrew based at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho trained with four Marines from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state via the DTC.

The Marines, trained as Joint Tactical Air Controller/Joint Forward Observers (JTAC/JFO), are part of the 6th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO) tasked with calling-in air strikes and artillery fire in support of their attached formation. ANGLICO JTACs support Special Operations Forces and typically deploy to the battlefield in small teams.

Each mission scenario was designed, created and supported by Northrop Grumman DTC engineers based on mission demands. The multi-service close air support (CAS) training closely replicated scenarios in current battle zones where warfighters are deployed, while at the same time providing virtual and constructive training at a fraction of the cost of live training.

The DTC has provided live, virtual and constructive training for the US Air Force for nine years, but this was the first time Marines used the DTC to train for their missions.

Martin Amen, director, secure network operations, Northrop Grumman, said: “The Marines were impressed with the high fidelity training and said the customised scenarios felt like real life.”

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