Camp Shelby hosts VCTS ribbon cutting | Community Spirit
The following is a press release from Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center:
Camp Shelby Joint Forces training Center is set to host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of a newly fielded Virtual Clearance Training Suite Nov. 29 at 1 p.m.
The VCTS is the Army’s latest high tech solution for virtual Route Clearance, Counter-IED and Mounted maneuver Operations training, and consists of four 53-foot semi-trailers that provide a mobile platform for classroom instruction and virtual simulator training. The vehicle simulators can be networked for collective route/area clearance training or separated for individual skills training.
The system features simulators for the Mine Protected Clearance Vehicle “Buffalo”, Vehicular Mounted Mine Detector “Husky” with the Mine Detonation Trailer, Medium Mine Protected Vehicle “RG31, 33 or Panther”, and the Man Transportable Robotic System.
The VCTS is set to be fielded to Army locations around the world to provide Route Clearance training opportunities to Army Engineers and others tasked with conducting Route Clearance and Counter-IED operations.
CSJFTC is one of the locations selected to receive the VCTS, and the new system adds to an already impressive array of mobilization and National Guard training facilities that will enable deploying and Reserve Component Soldiers to achieve a high state of mission readiness for their upcoming missions.