On April 16, 2015, Rockwell Collins performed the first successful Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) air combat training flight using production JSAS (Joint Secure Air combat training System) equipment. The form, fit, function production equipment includes Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) encryption and accredited high assurance MILS Cross Domain Solution (CDS) in both the airborne and ground systems.
JSAS is the next generation of secure, LVC-capable training solutions, providing seamless interoperability between 5th generation F-35 and legacy aircraft as they train together in coalition events. This LVC exercise demonstrates that the key technologies from the CRIIS program are real.
The MILS architecture and equipment are real, and certified. The software-defined datalink is real, and it has five times more network throughput than existing training systems to handle the LVC traffic. You can see significantly higher training fidelity than with the current fielded systems.