USMC Tactical Environment (TEN)
The USMC Tactical Environment (TEN) is the Veraxx designed, USMC owned off-the-shelf solution for synthetic combat environment needs. TEN provides tactical environment capability stimulus for all weapons, sensors and countermeasures with focus on the man in the loop. Entity performance and behavior are data driven, resulting in a flexible and manageable system that can be tailored by any user. The TEN is the threat system and HLA gateway that is the standard for USMC aviation training. The TEN is uniquely tailored to support both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. The TEN is the key component in training with air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons in a comprehensive ECM and threat environment.
DesignThe TEN is built to run on commercial off-the-shelf multi-core PCs using the Windows Operating System, tailored to run hard real time at 60Hz. The shrink-wrapped system contains three major components: the Tactical Environment, the Network Interface and the User Interface. The Tactical Environment is the Physics engine that drives all players, sensors, weapons, countermeasures and behavior. It is a rule-based system that is derived from USMC doctrine. These rules can be easily enhanced to incorporate other tactics. The Network Interface is the gateway that instantly makes all trainers implementing the TEN both HLA compliant and interoperable with all other USMC aviation training assets. The Network Interface is designed to support JFCOM, NASMP, and Marine Corps-unique TEN FOMs. The User Interface or Tactical Operator Station (TOS) is an intuitive GUI-based application that can be adapted to any training system. The standard TEN release is UNCLASSIFIED with threats and emissions tuned to unclassified sources (JANES, FAS, etc). A CLASSIFIED release is also available with both classified code and data sets from DIA sources.
SpecificationsUSMC Tactical Environment Personal Computer Specifications (PDF)
- Air Players – Fixed Wing / Rotary Wing / Tilt Rotor
- Surface Players – Ships / Ground-Movers / Amphibious / IADs
Weapons / Emitters / Sensors
- Radar (EW, FC, ACQ, Illuminator)
- ASE (RWR, MWR, LWR, CMDS)
- Weapon Seekers (Semi-Active, Active, Command Guidance, Anti-Radiation, Infra-Red, GPS-INS)
- Laser, Laser Detector/Tracker
- IR/RF Jammers
Pilot Flight Planning Systems
- Compatible with Pilot Flight Planning System (PFPS / FALCONVIEW / JMPS):
- Import Drawings
- Import Routes
- Import Threats
- MCAS Network Exercise Control Centers (NECC)
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