AERIAL WEAPONS SCORING SYSTEM INTEGRATION WITH LONGBOW APACHE TACTICAL ENGAGEMENT SIMULATION SYSTEM (AWSS LBA TESS)

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Mission

To provide force-on-target gunnery training for Longbow Apache aircrews.

Description

AWSS LBA TESS provides the LBA pilots the ability to conduct force-on-target engagements using live ammunition for 30mm, rocket and simulated Hellfire missile engagements. The SMart Onboard Data Interface Module (SMODIM) transmits aviation data from the Apache to the AWSS ground station to support gunnery scoring. Trainers and commanders use AWSS to score the pilot’s live-fire gunnery performance and provide constructive AAR feedback.

System Interdependencies

With Other Products Listed in this Publication

  • Combat Training Center-Instrumentation System (CTC-IS)
  • Digital Range Training System (DRTS)

Program Status

  • FY11 – FY13: Seven systems fielded
    4 – Continental United States (CONUS)
    2 – Outside Continental United States (OCONUS)
    1 – Digital Range Training System (DRTS)

Projected Activities

Foreign Military Sales

None

Contractors

  • Meggitt Defense Systems (Irvine, CA)