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Australian Defence Force Warfare Centre 
Defending Australia and its National Interests


 Simulation and IT Centre

The Simulation and IT Centre (SITC) provides joint constructive and virtual simulations to support the Australian Defence Force Warfare Centre (ADFWC) and other Defence organisations as requested.


The SITC has a dual role to provide excellence in simulation services and IT support/development to improve Joint Individual Training at ADFWC. The SITC is continually improving the ADFWC IT environment to support the ADFWC trainers and course delivery through technology. Simulation is used to support a range of activities including joint operational level wargaming, joint tactical operations training and peace operations training.


The Simulation Centre currently employs three simulations; the Joint Theatre Level Simulation (JTLS), the Joint Seminar Wargame Adjudication Tool (JSWAT) and the Virtual Battlespace Simulation (VBS2). The simulations provide a suite of tools to aid the joint training of ADF staffs, which span both the operational and tactical levels.

JTLS is an interactive, computer-assisted simulation tool used in joint training programs, which focuses on the operational level of war. The JTLS models multi-sided air, ground, and naval combat, with logistical, special operation force (SOF), and intelligence support. Additionally, JTLS can represent up to 10 sides of a conflict, each with individual side relationships and rules of engagement. The simulation supports links to most fielded real-world command and control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) systems. JTLS supports a large terrain play box - 2,000 by 2,000 nautical miles and supports operations, such as strategic air and ships outside this area. This simulation has been employed to support Exercises such as VP04, TS05, DA08 and VP08. Further information on the current functionality of JTLS can be found at the Rolands Web Site.

JSWAT is an interactive, constructive simulation tool used to support course of action analysis (COA) at the operational level of war developed by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO). It has similar functions to JTLS but has a much lower technical and operator overhead. JSWAT is currently used to support COA during student syndicate activities on the Joint Operations Planning Course (JOPC).

VBS2 is a fully interactive, three-dimensional system providing a synthetic environment suitable for individual training. It offers both virtual and constructive interfaces and realistic terrain areas (up to 100km x 100km in size). It is capable of simulating any land, sea, or air platform to varying levels of fidelity. VBS2 has been employed to support individual training on the UN Military Observers Course (UNMOC). Further information on the current functionality of VBS can be found at the VBS Web Site.

For more information contact:

Mr Grant Robinson

Simulation and IT Centre (SITC)
Australian Defence Force Warfare Centre (ADFWC)
Williamtown NSW 2314
Ph:(02) 4034 6089
Fax: (02) 4034 6088
Mob: 0411 234 849
Email:Director SITC

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