FIGURE B.1 Technologies and processes required for fleet readiness training. SOURCE: “The Task Group Report of the Human Factors Technology Group,” Future Aircraft Carrier Technology, Vol. II: Task Group Reports (U), National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., p. 527 (classified).

The group made the following recommendations to guide advanced simulation and training capabilities:

  • Use available resources and procedures to speed the transfer of proven computer-based simulation and stimulation capabilities. As these technologies become more reliable and less expensive, they will become increasingly important.

  • Move with deliberate speed to establish and use a standardized network of shipboard and shore-based trainers. A service standard for network linkages should be established and maintained. Both simulation and stimulation systems should be incorporated into a single system. Systems that will allow scenario generation, modification of training exercises to meet specific requirements, automatic recording and analysis of performance data, and timely feedback of readiness assessments must be overlaid on the integrated network to allow commanding officers and training personnel to tailor the training to the needs of specific crews and missions.

  • Develop requirements, strategies, and facilities to support the development of a worldwide capability for task force and battle group training. This capability will be essential for allowing the battle force commander to conduct coordinated, mission-relevant training anytime and anywhere. A global network using satellite linkages will be critical for developing this capability.

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