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 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 Canada, Lockheed Martin Canada, Rheinmetall Electronics and Lockheed Martin Training and Logistics Solutions—is positioned to provide the most advanced training solution to fulfill the needs of the Canadian Army.

FORC3 has secured the domestic capabilities to build and operate five state-of-the-art LVCTS simulation centres across the country. These custom-built simulation centres will enable progressive training at the individual, crew, platoon, and higher echelon levels using high-fidelity trainers, medium-fidelity reconfigurable trainers and standard trainee workstations combined with a robust virtual environment and comprehensive instructional system.

“The FORC3 team will leverage four decades of expertise to provide Canadian soldiers with the best possible training and preparation for future operations”, says Mathieu Voghel, Vice-President, Program Management at Rheinmetall Canada.