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WESS Develops Wideband Training and Certification System

By Ms. Rachel Ward, Assistant Product Manager WTCS, WESS

Wideband Enterprise Satellite Systems (WESS) has procured a new modular training simulation system for the Wideband Global Satellite Communications (WGS) program, known as the Wideband Training and Certification System (WTCS). The system will provide skill level one military occupation specialty training, operator training and evaluation activities. The first set of workstations was installed at Fort Gordon, Georgia, in September, and an additional 21 sets will be installed at five Wideband Satellite Communications Operation Centers (WSOCs) around the world.

WTCS is the first system of its kind to provide both training and certification capabilities for the Soldiers operating WSOCs. The WTCS design maximizes the use of automation, modularity and virtualization approaches to enhance workflow and minimize operator workload associated with managing, conducting and evaluating training activities. In today’s era of limited budgets and resources, the WTCS offers the required training capabilities at a reasonable cost and provides realistic simulation training for the satellite controller’s community.

Posted September 14, 2017