The world leader in driving simulation, Doron Precision Systems, Inc., received a new contract to supply the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) with seven Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) simulators to multiple locations throughout the United States. Doron was first contracted to supply 39 of its 660Truckplus driving simulators to the USAR in 2017. Doron used internal research and development dollars to design the simulator in an effort to offer a cost-effective and easily accessible solution.In a bold move to create the best commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) JLTV driving simulator, the Binghamton, NY-based Doron teamed with Oshkosh Defense, LLC the original equipment manufacturer of the JLTV. Oshkosh is supplying key JLTV parts to ensure that those trained on the simulator use the same JLTV components for training as they would on the real vehicle.
“Our relationship with Oshkosh Defense helped us create the best JLTV driving simulator, while also changing the way military customers buy vehicle simulators,” said Wenzinger. “We built the simulator using our successful COTS 550plus driving simulation system, so it is a tremendous cost-savings for customers, as well as a quick turn production. Working directly with Oshkosh to use the same parts they use in their JLTVs, it took our simulator to the next level. They too, saw the benefit of teaming with Doron and our 47 years of driving simulation excellence, and together we’re confident we are providing the most powerful driver training tool for today’s military training.”
The new simulator, the 550JLTVplus, is a variant of the COTS 550plus series, which is widely used by the U.S. military, technical colleges, and truck training industries. The newest design includes original unique JLTV instrumentation and controls to provide trainees with transferable skills. It offers a comprehensive virtual training environment with several challenging terrain features such as rough trails, steep inclines, side hills, moguls, and a river to cross, and also features advanced dynamic terrain effects including driving through mud, sand, and water. The JLTV simulator can be purchased directly through Oshkosh’s aftermarket product support and also through Doron’s General Services Administration (GSA) contract. Doron also supports the United States Air Force, providing its driving simulators to nearly 20 USAF bases CONUS and OCONUS.
Doron’s 550JLTVplus™ is an interactive driving simulator designed to provide a dynamic training environment for a wide variety of militray vehicle applications. Multiple 550JLTVplus™ units can be linked to create real-time scenarios enabling the development of team-based skills and coodinated training. Doron’s customers report lower training costs, lower washout rates, reduced collision rates and improved safety. The 550JLTVplus™ builds on the previous 550Truck by expanding to a 225◦ field of view with three (3) 55” inch display panels, minimizing seam distraction and visual interruption. Optimum vehicle perspective, Dolby 5.1 Digital Surround Sound, 1024×786 Resolution and realistic intersection shoulder checks, coolflow ventilation system, cutting edge design lines, only two (2) 1.0” seams between display panels and new dynamic virtual world graphics.
High Resolution Visual System / Seven Real-Time Video Channels
True-to-life, seamless “Virtual World” driving environment
Various terrain effects when driving in mud, sand and water
Microsoft Windows™ based Scenario Developer™ allows easy modification of existing scenarios and creation of new scenarios
Scenario Developer can also be used to recreate collisions for remedial and regular training
Customizable, upgradeable, and networked. Link and communicate to multiple units
About Doron Precision Systems: Since 1973, Doron Precision Systems has been the world’s leading provider of driving simulators and has more than 25,000 driving simulators and 400 motion-based entertainment simulators installed in over 60 countries. Located in Binghamton, New York, Doron designs, manufactures, sells and services simulators for driver training and entertainment. Oshkosh Defense is a global leader in the design, production and sustainment of best-in-class military vehicles and mobility systems. As a pioneer of combat-ready vehicle solutions, Oshkosh develops and applies emerging technologies that advance troop safety and mission success. Setting the industry standard for sustaining fleet readiness, Oshkosh ensures every solution is supported worldwide throughout its entire life cycle. Oshkosh Defense, LLC