QuantaDyn completed installation of their QFires™ Dome D500 Joint Terminal Control Training Rehearsal System (JTC TRS) for the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron (STS) at Hurlburt Field in early February. The QFires D500 is a five-meter fully-immersive training system for Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC), Forward Air Controllers (FAC), and Forward Observers (FO). QuantaDyn also converted a legacy AAJTS device previously installed at Hurlburt’s Special Tactics Training Squadron (STTS) to a QFires D500, bringing it current with state of the art technology.
The 23rd STS and STTS at Hurlburt Field use the immersive dome training system to maintain qualification currency, provide continuation training, mission rehearsal, and enhance JTAC skills in Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures enabling the trainees to remain combat-ready while not deployed. These two devices at Hurburt Field are the 17th and 18th JTC TRS devices QuantaDyn has delivered in the last 12 months.
The QFires D500, a 5-meter immersive dome, is accredited by the Joint Fire Support Executive Steering Committee to replace live fly CAS aircraft for: type 1, 2 and 3 controls, day and night missions, controls requiring a ground-based laser target designator for terminal guidance operations/marking, utilizing an IR pointer for night target marking, video downlink for enhanced target description, and surface to surface and air to surface fires integration/deconfliction. As the USAF Program of Record for JTAC simulation training, the QFires D500 has achieved its Authority to Operate (ATO) and related CyberSecurity accreditation operating on a Windows 10 baseline, is fully funded for sustainment and capability updates, and is the Joint Fires simulation system used by all USAF JTACs at the Nellis AFB school house, and at 17 current and 12 planned US and international Air Force training sites.