Oasis has over twenty (20) years of experience in all phases of development, production, test, and fielding of complex, vehicle-centric, high-fidelity training systems. Our dedicated team has a decade of experience in working with actual combat vehicles in the development of common embedded training capabilities. Oasis is all about commonality, a true pioneer in the field in the development of training system Common Software Libraries (CSLs) based on vehicle software.
Full access to critical combat vehicle skills training through modular, deployable simulation
The Bradley COFT is a dual-configuration gunnery training system that replicates the Bradley ODS SA and the Bradley A3. The system allows an instructor to train and sustain the Bradley Gunner and Commander in critical gunnery skills required for direct fire engagements. There are three COFT configurations:
- Table Top – comprised of Commander and Gunner stations, Instructor Operator Station, and computational systems, all housed in two-man lift transit cases
- Institutional/Classroom – comprised of a Bradley turret structure, Instructor Operator Station, and a computational system rack
- Mobile – Institutional system housed in an environmentally controlled semi-trailer
- Enables the United States Army and National Guard to “Train Anywhere, Anytime to Standard”
- Enables crews to be trained on both the Bradley ODS SA and Bradley A3
- Optimizes readiness under objective training standards, reduces life cycle cost and increases standardization, commonality, and maintainability
- Optimizes training days through commonality and concurrency
- Expedites unit mobilization and deployment preparations
- Maintains consistency with the Bradley embedded gunnery trainer currently under development
- The Bradley vehicle configuration is selectable from the Instructor Operator Station, thus eliminating the need to duplicate training systems or to expend time and effort to convert the trainer between configurations.
- Key components integrated into the software architecture: Bradley Common Software Library (BCSL, tactical vehicle software, FBCB2), Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT Bradley hull model), OneSAF (modified to support gunnery training requirements), CCTT and SE Core IG databases, SE Core moving models, and the Scoring Common Software Library (Scoring CSL).
- The configuration and functional commonality across all three training system configurations reduces life cycle management cost and increases ease of training.
- Using BCSL and the Scoring CSL makes it relatively easy to maintain training system concurrency with the latest fielded vehicle software and with the latest release of the TC 3.20-31 Scoring Manual.
- The table top configuration is designed to operate on 120 VAC, 60 Hz, single phase or 230 VAC, 50 Hz, single phase power, which maximizes deployability and ease of use.
- The mobile configuration is qualified for C5 and C17 transport and for highway transport without the need for Department of Transportation permits.
- The mobile configuration has a 30KW diesel generator with a 100 gallon tank that enables the trainer to be used for training
- without the requirement for shore power.
The CSL, developed by Oasis starting in 1995, is a training system software library that provides the capabilities and behavior of a vehicle through reuse of actual vehicle software augmented with training-specific capabilities. Each CSL provides an interface between the training device and vehicle software, thus maintaining a consistent Soldier-Machine Interface (SMI) across the suite of vehicle training platforms. Using the actual software takes advantage of work already performed and reduces the time spent on upgrading the SMI in training devices. With the reduction in effort, time, and cost, training devices are easily kept current with the vehicle operation while also eliminating negative training. Oasis creates the CSLs using an efficient, repeatable process in keeping with its CMMI Level 3 software development rating.
Oasis was the originator of the concept over 20 years ago and has been the prime contractor on the program ever since. Oasis has developed CSLs for the Abrams, Bradley, Stryker, and Wolverine vehicles. CSLs have been used in the Abrams maintenance HOT and DT, CCTT for Abrams and Bradley, the AGTS for Abrams (including Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwaiti variants) and Stryker MGS, the Common Driver Trainer (CDT) for Abrams, and the Bradley COFT. Oasis has created CSL releases for 38 different vehicle releases, saving millions of dollars in training development cost. Oasis’s work on the CSL program demonstrates its commitment to commonality and production and life cycle cost effectiveness.
Oasis was contracted by PEO GCS to develop a common embedded training system which is currently being integrated into the Abrams M1A2 SEP v4 and the Bradley M2A4 with support from Oasis employees. Oasis has also been under contract. by PEO GCS, for the past twenty-two (22) years to develop and maintain the training systems Common Software Library, for the Abrams, Bradley, Stryker, and Wolverine vehicles. The CSL libraries will eventually encompass the support vehicles as well as they enter the world of digital vehicles. The take away from Oasis primary program activities is that Oasis is all about commonality, a true pioneer in the field as it relates to land military vehicles.
The Common Embedded Training System (CETS) is a Government-owned common reusable software library that provides training specific functionality that when integrated with vehicle software provides immersive embedded training capability by presenting a virtual battlefield through injection of simulated video into the commander’s and gunner’s sights and providing aural cues in the commander’s and gunner’s headsets. When integrated into a vehicle platform, CETS training requires no hardware modifications or kits to be added to the vehicle, providing on-demand training wherever required.
The CETS program supports multiple vehicle platforms and is currently being integrated into the Abrams SEP v3 vehicle, in each situation with assistance from Oasis. The most challenging aspect of the program was to get the Abrams and Bradley Master Gunners and Trainers to agree upon a common solution that met both platform’s training requirements. The opportunity gunnery training capability was developed by Oasis based upon the system and software engineering processes that were initially developed under the CSL program.