Virtual Route Clearance Trainers (VRCT)
Detecting improvised explosive devices and securing safe passage is one of the most important jobs our Warfighters learn. IEDs kill soldiers. Route Clearance is a skill that saves lives. But live training is difficult, expensive and dangerous.
In 2009, Raydon developed and fielded the Army’s first VRCT, helping build proficiency in this critical skill using our battle-tested training regimen. Enemy tactics escalate from one scenario to the next as Raydon’s content guides Warfighters through an immersive experience tailored to develop skills from basic through advanced. Drivers spot the suspected IED location. Mark it with dye. Communicate the location to other vehicles.
A robot can be deployed to interrogate the suspect location, keeping Warfighters and vehicles safe. Whether you buy or rent, Raydon can provide training specialists who will conduct training, assist and support instructors, conduct AARs, perform equipment maintenance, maintain training records and provide training performance reports.
- Detect, mark, interrogate and report explosive hazards
- Train decision-making skills and proper response based on IED type
- Multiple vehicle-robot configurations
- Interoperable: Train up to 26 students in 12 virtual vehicles
- Networked: VRCT can be networked with the Virtual Convoy Operations Trainer (VCOT)
- Roles: Driver, Co-Driver, Commander, Gunner
- Scalable, with physical fidelity aligned to training and budget requirements
- Self-paced or instructor-led interactive training
- IED/UXO/Minefield detection
- Route Clearance Security Procedures
- Breaching fundamentals
- Collective Route Clearance
- Route Clearance Operations planning and execution
- Situational Awareness
- Driver Training (VMMD-Husky, MMPV-RG-31, MPVC-Buffalo)
- Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS)
- Crew and Multi-Vehicle Communication and Coordination
- Mobile (semi-trailer) or classroom configurations
- Instructor/Operator Station (IOS), plan training and control scenarios
- After Action Review (AAR) station, performance assessment.
- Cyber secure
- Night Missions
- Multiple terrain options
- Camera with zoom
- Weather variables
- Opposing force variables
- Multiple IED, VBIED types
- Friend and foe vehicles
- Road dust, smoke trails, enemy tracer rounds