The Future Integrated Training Environment (FITE) is a Canadian Army concept that addresses the integration of live, virtual, and constructive training environments to support and improve future individual and collective readiness. In essence, it advocates for the use of integrated and networked simulation programs to effectively and realistically prepare Canadian soldiers for the contemporary operating environment.

The first tangible implementation of the FITE will be the procurement of the Land Virtual Crew Training System (LVCTS). The LVCTS will provide a range of advanced combat vehicle virtual simulations that will transform the way the Canadian Army conducts individual and collective training for mounted combat operations.

The FORC3 team, a strategic partnership between Rheinmetall and Lockheed Martin in pursuit of the LVCTS project, is positioned to provide the most advanced training solution to fulfill the needs of the Canadian Army. The FORC3 LVCTS solution offers the potential to become the nexus for the integration of live, virtual, and constructive simulations, delivering a single, highly realistic, synthetic training environment – precisely as envisioned by FITE.

With the FORC3 team solution, the LVCTS will enable a more rigorous and objective analysis and assessment of the individual (Level 1) technical and leadership skills for the effective execution of mounted combat operations. This capability will provide the foundation for mission-focused collective training, employing virtual simulation, from crew (Level 2) to combat team (Level 5).

The FORC3 team stands confident and ready to meet the challenges inherent in a project as dynamic and complex as that of the LVCTS. “We are proud of our team’s skills and capabilities, drawing on four decades of experience in providing cutting-edge combat vehicle virtual simulation to Canada and our most important NATO and Five-Eyes allies”, says Pietro Mazzei, Vice-president, Rheinmetall Canada. The FORC3 team will leverage this expertise to provide Canadian soldiers with the best possible training and preparation for future operations.