PLEXSYS is Celebrating the Second Anniversary of the AIC Lab at ATG Norfolk
Aug 10, 2023 | By: Tara Marta
CAMAS, WA (August 10, 2023) - PLEXSYS Interface Products Inc. (PLEXSYS), a global leader in simulation and training solutions, marks the second anniversary of the Air Intercept Controller (AIC) Lab at Afloat Training Group (ATG) Norfolk. It is a time to reflect on the significant advancements and achievements in training AICs and Anti-air Warfare Coordinators (AAWCs). Since its inception, the lab has provided a cutting-edge training environment, incorporating state-of-the-art technology and innovative approaches to enhance the proficiency and readiness of Sailors in the Navy.
The AIC Lab has revolutionized the training landscape by leveraging advanced technologies and training systems. Integrating PLEXSYS CASE-V, ASCOT, Sonomarc, and VADAAR 2 has empowered AICs and AAWCs to refine their skills, increase their knowledge, and build confidence in complex air combat scenarios. The lab's unscripted and dynamic training experiences have challenged Sailors to make accurate, real-time decisions, ensuring they are well-prepared for real-world operations.
Over the past two years, the AIC Lab has remained committed to continuous improvement. The lab has evolved through ongoing collaboration with industry leaders and feedback from AICs and AAWCs to address emerging training needs and stay at the forefront of technological advancements. Regular updates and enhancements to the training systems and scenarios have provided Sailors with increasingly realistic and challenging training experiences, further enhancing their capabilities.
The impact of the AIC Lab on the proficiency and readiness of Navy personnel cannot be overstated. Sailors who have undergone training in the lab have demonstrated increased confidence, improved decision-making abilities, and enhanced communication skills with Combat Information Center (CIC) watchstanders. The realistic training environment and the integration of PLEXSYS technologies have translated into tangible benefits, equipping AICs and AAWCs with the necessary skills to respond effectively to evolving threats.
Success Stories and Testimonials
In the two years since its inception, the AIC Lab has witnessed numerous success stories and received positive participant feedback. AICs and AAWCs have shared how the immersive training environment has helped them better understand tactics, threats, and aircraft capabilities. They have expressed appreciation for the opportunity to practice and refine their skills in a realistic setting, preparing them for the challenges they may face in real-world scenarios.
"As we celebrate the second anniversary of the Air Intercept Controller Lab at ATG Norfolk, it is a powerful testament to the Navy's unwavering commitment to training excellence. By integrating advanced technologies like PLEXSYS CASE-V, ASCOT, Sonomarc, and VADAAR 2, the lab has truly transformed the training experience for AICs and AAWCs," said Adam Siler, PLEXSYS M&S SME Team Lead (Retired Senior Chief Operations Specialist). "We must continue to build upon this success, sustaining our momentum, embracing technological advancements, and providing our Sailors with unparalleled training opportunities. By doing so, we will ensure the highest levels of proficiency and readiness in air combat operations, fulfilling our mission with unwavering dedication."
As PLEXSYS commemorates the second anniversary of the Air Intercept Controller Lab at ATG Norfolk, it is essential to celebrate the achievements thus far and keep focusing on the future. The lab's remarkable success and undeniable positive impact provide a strong foundation for continued development and expansion. Doing so ensures that our military remains at the forefront of excellence in air combat operations, safeguarding our national security with unwavering dedication.
Founded in 1986, PLEXSYS is a modeling and simulation (M&S) software company with 30+ years of delivering Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) training readiness solutions and innovation. We are a 100% employee-owned small business, with more than 200 full-time employees plus part-time consultants in nine states and four foreign countries.