Accession Number : ADP003490

Title :   COFT (Conduct of Fire Trainer) - A New Concept in Tank Gunnery Training,

Corporate Author : NAVAL TRAINING EQUIPMENT CENTER ORLANDO FL

Personal Author(s) : Jones,D. E. ; Hopkins,R. K.

Report Date : 16 NOV 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The problem of developing and sustaining armor crew gunnery proficiency has become increasingly challenging in recent years due to operational and training costs and limited range availability for realistic gunnery training. The Unit-Conduct of Fire Trainer (U-COFT) was thus developed to provide armor force commanders the capability for improving and sustaining crew gunnery combat readiness between range firing periods. A total training system consisting of crew station, visual, and instructional subsystems, the U-COFT is housed in three environmentally controlled shelters that afford limited mobility and self-contained operation. It will be deployed with armor and infantry battalions in 44 locations throughout the free world. The U-COFT instructional system features an extensive library of exercises which train all the gunnery tasks required of a crew in combat, plus an adaptive training management function that permits each crew to improve its proficiency at a rate commensurate with its ability. This paper briefly describes the unique instructional features incorporated in the U-COFT traning system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING, *GUNNERY TRAINERS, GUNNERY, TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), TANK CREWS, PROFICIENCY, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), MILITARY COMMANDERS, COMBAT READINESS, STATIONS, VISUAL AIDS, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, SHELTERS, CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES, SELF CONTAINED, OPERATION, ADAPTIVE TRAINING, MANAGEMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE