The partnership between Rheinmetall and Lockheed Martin in pursuit of the Canadian Military’s Land Automobile Crew Coaching System (LVCTS) mission has a brand new title —FORC3— and a lineup of Canadian suppliers to satisfy its mission. First introduced in June 2020, the strategic partnership led by Rheinmetall Canada consists of Lockheed Martin Canada, Rheinmetall Electronics (Bremen, Germany), and Lockheed Martin Coaching and Logistics Options (Orlando, Florida). The settlement created a global alliance with unrivalled expertise and experience within the design, improvement, and implementation of world-class fight automobile digital simulation centres utilized by Canada’s most essential allies. Along with the main Canadian defence, service, infrastructure, and simulation corporations, FORC3 has secured the home capabilities to construct and function 5 state-of-the-art LVCTS simulation centres throughout the nation. The Canadian workforce contains Rheinmetall Canada (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu), Lockheed Martin Canada (Ottawa), the ADGA Group (Ottawa), Bluedrop Coaching and Simulation (Halifax), EllisDon Development and Constructing Companies (London), Paladin AI (Montreal), and REDspace Included (Halifax).

Pietro Mazzei, Vice-president, Rheinmetall Canada, explains, “The title FORC3 is all about selling a partnership between Rheinmetall, Lockheed Martin, and the Division of Nationwide Defence (DND), united by excellence to allow coaching for adaptive dispersed operations. FORC3 is about Canadian industries uniting with DND to successfully and comprehensively put together the Military’s ladies and men for the challenges they may face within the coming many years.”


FORC3 will draw upon its companions’ world expertise and cutting-edge applied sciences to essentially rework operational coaching for the Canadian Military. Every proposed simulation centre will create extremely practical artificial environments that replicate the longer term land working surroundings. Canadian forces will prepare as they may combat and the place they may combat, encountering digital adversaries posing a full vary of hybrid, standard, and rising threats. Inside these simulated operational eventualities, Canadian troopers may have entry to classy analytical instruments to take advantage of coaching to the fullest. The LVCTS will turn out to be a key enabler in coaching for adaptive dispersed operations, the Canadian Military’s capstone working idea.

With FORC3’s workforce, the LVCTS program’s advantages shall be felt throughout Canada. The mission will convey trendy applied sciences to the nation’s industries and create new and enduring high-quality jobs on the 5 simulation centres. As a member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Enterprise (CCAB), Rheinmetall Canada is dedicated to together with Aboriginal companies in its provide chains for the mission. Moreover, the LVCTS mission gives important environmental advantages as conventional discipline coaching makes means for simulated operations hosted in carbon-neutral buildings. The 5 custom-built simulation centres will allow progressive coaching on the particular person, crew, platoon, and better echelon ranges utilizing high-fidelity trainers, medium-fidelity reconfigurable trainers and normal trainee workstations mixed with a strong digital surroundings and complete tutorial system.