ORLANDO, Fla., March 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force Distributed Mission Operations Center has won a Pentagon training award.
Lockheed Martin said in a statement earlier this month that DMOC, based at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., won the Department of Defense Modeling and Simulation Award for Training. The company said the award was for "significant advancements in exercise delivery and combat training."
Lockheed Martin said it produced advanced distributed simulation support to DMOC, a USAF combat simulation facility.
"This award validates the great value of the training that is being provided to the war fighter every day by the DMOC," said Brig. Gen. Steve Hoog, USAF Warfare Center commander.
"Realistic, integrated virtual training using high-fidelity models and simulations is no longer the wave of the future, it is the here and now. Through exercises like Virtual Flag, the Air Force's primary venue to train the entire Theater Air Control System from the Air Operations Center to the shooters, the great folks at the DMOC are building and enhancing joint combat capabilities that will increase the likelihood of victory in the next conflict," Hoog said.
The DMOC connects U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps facilities for joint distributed training opportunities. The DMOC war games simulations systems have representations of more than 400 computers and 50 local and three dozen wide area networks and use them to create an immersion combat synthetic battle-space, Lockheed Martin said. The facility has the capability to simulate different weapons and command, control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, the company said.
"We have a longstanding partnership with DMOC that dates back to September 2001," said Dale Bennett, president of Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support. "DMOC is one of the best examples of how we work with our customer to deliver a state-of-the-art training facility, train globally across services and platforms, and optimize war fighter human performance."
DMOC operated the Multi National Information Sharing capability for Northern Goshawk, a U.S.-British-Canadian coalition exercise and it participated in the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Defense of the Homeland against the "Asymmetric Missile Attack 2007" exercise.