Approximately, 75% of JCAT
participants were middle school students (124 characters).
If you wish to download some of the images directly (they look even better on a video monitor), please see the JCAT
website at www.
is a multi-sided, interactive, entity-level construction simulation that U.
The designers incorporate vignettes based upon situations that units have encountered in Iraq into JCATS to give soldiers applicable training for deployment.
Among other things, the JCATS system was used to prepare US soldiers for fighting within the city of Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom earlier this year.
Using VBS2 and JCATs
, the platoon leader, company HQ, and CoISTs can go through multiple scenarios without any backside support required.
CBS and JCATS do have the advantage of being able to interact with the command and control equipment that staff officers would use in the field.
In addition to real units, a huge array of simulated forces entered the fray via computer models, or were controlled by operators using the JCATS simulation.
JCATS is a registered trademark of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Bernatz said troops had to go through some degree of training on the JCATS constructive simulation.
Block III, or the FOC phase of the IEWTPT program, builds upon Blocks I and II capabilities but replaces the TACSIM from CBS or JCATS with the Army's Objective Constructive Simulation Driver.
JCATS (Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation) model, a powerful computer simulation program that is considered the standard for U.