Lockheed Martin Training Delivers Truck Driver Simulation System To Singapore Military
SINGAPORE, 05-JUL-01 -- Lockheed Martin Information Systems (NYSE: LMT) delivered a next-generation truck driver training simulator system to the Singapore Ministry of Defense during formal commissioning ceremonies yesterday. The 16-vehicle, high fidelity Driver Training Simulation System uses a computer-generated virtual environment with full-motion effects to evaluate driver performance in a computer-generated visual environment that interacts with an actual truck cabin. The system gives trainees a basic introduction to truck driving with several types of vehicle configurations simulated. Trainees also learn necessary driving techniques for correcting malfunctions and for responding to emergency situations that cannot be safely practiced in the real vehicle.
The DTSS consists of four clusters networked together for convoy operation. Each cluster includes four driver stations, a brief-debrief facility and an instructor-operator station. Networking allows up to 16 simulators to participate in convoy operations training.
We designed the system to enable drivers to develop appropriate skills and undergo varied training opportunities, said Lockheed Martin Information Systems President John Hallal. The goal was to reduce on-the-road training hours by 30 percent.
Trainees learn fundamental driving techniques and use automated intelligent traffic models that allow for realistic driver-traffic interaction. The system automatically assesses and tracks trainee performance. The DTSS also enables its users to develop defensive, highway, cross-country, adverse-condition, convoy, tactical and advanced driving skills. Those skills include accident-prevention techniques, effective maneuvering on varied road surfaces, driving at night and in rain, snow and ice. Performance is assessed and tracked automatically, which permits the training to be tailored to meet individual needs. Students receive feedback through recorded playbacks of their performances in a brief-debrief facility.
The training curriculum also includes a library database that can store up to 500 training exercises, said Rick Brownfield, DTSS Program Manager. The scenarios are unique in that they present the trainee with a realistic traffic environment in geo-specific databases of various areas of Singapore, and in all weather and daylight conditions.
Lockheed Martin Information Systems is the lead company in the Lockheed Martin Training line of business. Lockheed Martin Training is a leader in the design, development, installation, operation and integration of training and simulation systems for global defense, civil, and commercial markets. Products and services in the Lockheed Martin Training line of business portfolio span the training continuum of live, virtual, constructive and test-instrumentation domains for flight, naval, and ground systems applications. Addressing this continuum with products ranging from high fidelity virtual simulators to modern wargaming models and full-service schoolhouse operations, Lockheed Martin offers tailored solutions to address readiness needs.
Lockheed Martin, through this initiative, focuses the training capabilities of six existing companies under a common banner to better meet customer requirements, increase synergy and improve operating efficiency. The businesses are: Information Systems, Orlando, Florida; Missiles & Fire Control-Dallas, Dallas, Texas; Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Akron, Akron, Ohio; Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Surface Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey; Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Undersea Systems, Manassas, Virginia; and Systems Support & Training Services, Seabrook, Maryland.