SERVICE - Operations and Training



Engagement Skills Trainer (EST 2000)

  The Engagement Skills Trainer (EST 2000) is a unit/institution, indoor, multipurpose, multi-lane, small arms, crew-served, and individual anti-tank simulator that saves currently required ammunition resources, operation and personnel tempo, as well as travel time and costs to and from ranges.

 Squad leaders are able to control and evaluate individual, fire team, and squad performance. The EST 2000 simulates the following weapons: M16A2 rifle, M4 carbine, M9 pistol, MK19 grenade machine gun, M249 squad automatic weapon, M240 machine gun, M136 (AT4), M1200 shotgun, M2 machine gun and M203 grenade launcher.


Virtual Convoy Operations Trainer (VCOT)

   VCOT presents geo-specific imagery to the vehicle driver, commander, gunner, and observer/riflemen through a head-tracked, head-mounted display (HMD). The InterSense InertiaCube2 head tracker allows the soldiers to see the simulated environment with a full 360-degree field of view.

The simulated environment is made up of a database of recognizable Middle Eastern structures and terrain, providing the background for risk assessment and proper response techniques. Raydon’s VCOT system engages soldiers with snipers, rocket propelled grenades (RPGs), and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), as well as suicide bombers, civilian activity, traffic, and pedestrians.


High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) Egress Assistance Trainer (HEAT)

 The initial goal of the HEAT is to instill the training necessary to first avoid a rollover. However, when a rollover does occur, then training is required to learn how to survive the rollover and then successfully egress from an inverted vehicle by emphasizing teamwork and developing muscle memory through crew/battle drills. A better perspective may be in clarifying what the HEAT is not. It is not designed to show how easy it is to become disoriented. HEAT training is one of the final steps in an overall Vehicle Safety Training Program. The scenarios inherent to training in the device, presume that an accident has occurred or is in the process of occurring and the HMMWV crew must now respond accordingly.


Laser Marksmanship Training System (LMTS)

 The Laser Marksmanship Training System (LMTS) is a Commercial Off -the-Shelf (COTS) laser marksmanship training system thatsupports the Army's marksmanship training strategy. Since it is light, transportable, uses self-sustained power or power from a vehicle and requires no fixed facilities support, it is ideal for training scenarios in the field during the day or at night. LMTS accommodates numerous weapons and calibers to include the following: M9 pistol, M16 and M4 rifles, and M249, M240 and M2 machine guns. It uses the individual Soldier's personal weapon, optics and accessories. LMTS allows units to conduct individual and sustainment marksmanship training using nuclear, biological and chemical equipment.


Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT)

Contact: MAJ William Mayhue (562) 795-2691

 Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) is the First member of the Combined Arms Tactical Trainers (CATT) family of virtual, distributed interactive simulations for collective training. It supports training of armor, mechanized infantry, cavalry units and recon units from platoon through battalion/squadron echelon, including the staff. The primary training audience operates from both full-crew simulators and mock-up or real command posts. Simulators have sufficient fidelity for individuals and crews to accomplish their collective missions. Infantry platoon and squad leaders can exit the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and move to dismounted infantry manned modules with control of virtual dismounted elements. The system is equipped with the latest Force XXI Battle CommandBrigade-and-Below (FBCB2) in support of training the digital force. A combination of tactical and simulated equipment located inmock-up command posts or real command posts provides artillery, mortar, combat engineers and logistics units a link to training in the synthetic battlefield. Semi-automated forces workstations provide additional supporting units (i.e., aviation and air defense artillery) and all opposing forces within the battlefield. Thus, while maneuver units (combat crews and battalion-level staff members) constitute the CCTT primary training audience, all battlefield operating systems are represented in the simulation. This ensures effective simulation within a combined arms training environment that encompasses daylight, night and fog conditions. Mobile versions of CCTT are fielded to the Army National Guard and U.S. Army units. CCTT is interoperable with the Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer and is moving towards being Synthetic Environment Core compliant.

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Points of Contact

​Operations Officer       (562) 795-2691

Operations NCOIC      (562) 795-1158

Training NCOIC           (562) 795-1330

Training NCO                   (562) 795-1016

4522 Saratoga Ave,      Bldg 15
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Fax: (562) 795-2858

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