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U.S. Navy Tactical Combat Training System Increment II (TCTS Inc. II)

The TCTS Inc. II program replaces the Navy and Marine Corps’ training range infrastructure while improving effectiveness of training across all squadrons and fleet forces. Supporting real-time operational air combat training for a variety of missions and platforms, including legacy and advanced aircraft, the new system enables the blending of live and synthetic elements into training known as Live, Virtual and Constructive. TCTS Inc. II fields the first certified multi-level security (MLS) training equipment in both airborne and ground equipment to protect the tactics, techniques and procedures being used. TCTS Inc. II also provides interoperability for joint and coalition training with fourth and fifth-generation platforms while aligning with industry software standards such as the FACE™ Technical Standard and Software Communications Architecture (SCA).

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Collins Aerospace selected the INTEGRITY-178 tuMP RTOS running on a Xilinx® UltraScale+™ FPGA for the TCTS Inc. II solution. Key factors in the selection of INTEGRITY-178 tuMP were its proven Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) architecture, the ability to host Multi-Level Security (MLS) applications such as Cross Domain Solutions (CDS), the ability to host a guest OS and legacy applications in a secure virtualized partition, and its conformance to the FACE™ 3.0 Technical Standard.

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