Army posts RFI for synthetic training environment conceptual architecture
On October 29, the United States Army released a Request for Information (RFI) to identify potential sources that can provide capabilities related to Synthetic Training Environment (STE) Conceptual Architecture. White papers are due no later than 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time on December 11.
The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) is conducting market research to determine interested sources and technology capabilities of industry business entities (both large and small) and academia for their participation in the concept definition and development of a Synthetic Training Environment (STE) architecture solution. Since the STE will be composable, it is not a requirement for all portions of the STE architecture to come from a single prime contractor, so please respond even if you feel you can only fulfill a portion or component of the overall solution.
PEO STRI has a need for a multi-echelon, cognitive, collective training capability delivered from the cloud to the points of need, on demand via operational networks. U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Capabilities Manager will provide evolving requirements to PEO STRI. The STE will be a soldier-centric training environment optimizing human performance. It will converge the Virtual, Constructive, and Gaming training capabilities into a single-synthetic environment. The STE will provide a common, collective training capability for the operational, institutional, and self-development training domains across all echelons. The STE will blend virtual, augmented, and physical realities, providing commanders with multiple tailorable capabilities to train operational complexities. It will be capable of operating when network conditions are less than optimal to include disconnected, intermittent and limited bandwidth network conditions. The STE will support train as you fight, commander-driven, unit mission-oriented Decisive Action training in support of Unified Land Operations. The STE will provide intuitive, composable applications and services that enable embedded training with platforms and mission command information systems.
This notice is provided to inform industry partners and academia and solicit knowledge of their capabilities to fulfill the requirements and level of interest for a STE program. The Army’s strategy for execution of the STE program is to take advantage of emerging technologies available in the commercial market.
Full information is available here.