Secure Live Virtual Constructive Advanced Training Environment
The Secure Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) Advanced Training Environment (SLATE) training is filling major training gaps for our pilots.
This Advanced Technology Demonstration was established in March 2015 as a 40-month effort with the specific direction to evaluate critical enabling technologies required to field a live, virtual, and constructive (LVC)-capable training system architecture and structure.
This is a complex AFRL program touching multiple technology areas as well as the Air Combat Command, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Secretary of the Air Force, Headquarters Air Force, National Security Agency, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the United States Navy. Program vendor partners include Cubic Corporation, Boeing, L-3 Technologies, Rickard Consulting Group, Inc., and Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Lincoln Labs.
An LVC capability is seen by many as a potentially cost-effective, realistic and secure approach to satisfying major documented training gaps for air, land, space, multi-service, and multi-national users. The goal of the SLATE ATD is to demonstrate, evaluate, analyze, and report the current technology readiness levels of these ‘LVC critical enabling technologies,’ so that the USAF requirements and acquisition communities will be informed as LVC capabilities are processed for fielding to the warfighter.