Saab and the United States Marine Corps Recognize New Training Agreement
Saab and the United States Marine Corps (USMC) met today in Orlando to recognize the start of the Force on Force Training Systems - Next (FoFTS-Next) program.
The program includes USMC Training Instrumentation Systems (MCTIS) equipment for up to 10 battalions initially, with a full requirement of 16. It also establishes support operations at primary Marine Corps installations and off-station training sites.
“Saab is ready to define and implement the next generation of live training capability for our armed forces with the Marine Corps. We’re confident the Force on Force Next system will provide outstanding land-based live training, allowing Marines to learn in the most challenging and realistic environments. I’m honored to join Brigadier General Reid to celebrate the beginning of this partnership,” said Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab, Inc.
"Force on Force Training Systems (FOFTS) Next represents an evolution in Marine Corps training and I am thrilled about how it will impact unit and service level training. A fully instrumented, realistic, all-domain training environment is crucial to generating combat readiness as we transition to Force Design 2030's capabilities, structure, and associated operating concepts. Detailed after-action reports created by this system will also inform and influence how we fight in the present and create new tactics, techniques, and procedures to succeed in the future. The professional military education implications of FOFTS-Next cannot be overstated. The ability to adjudicate and analyze the results of training in real-time will enable truly effective training at every echelon of command and be foundational to the Live, Virtual, Constructive Training Environment we create under Project Tripoli,” said Brigadier General Matthew Reid, Deputy Commanding General, Training and Education Command.
The press release for the Force on Force Training Systems – Next can be found here.
Photo Credit: USMC photo by Cole Dynes.
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