The LCAC FMT is an operations trainer for the Operator, Engineer, Navigator and Group Commander of the LCAC. It replicates the LCAC Control Cabin, and consists of a six degree of freedom motion system, 180 degree field of view visual display, aural system, two instructor stations, computer equipment, and associated peripherals. The LCAC FMT provides training in the complex skills required for safe operation of the LCAC in both normal and casualty modes.
LSI was awarded the LCAC FMT Upgrade Program in September of 2014 on the Training Support Contract III Lot II with Naval Air Warfare Training Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD). The program consisted of upgrading the Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific (EWTGPAC) and Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic (EWTGLANT) trainers. Both trainers received six degree of freedom (6 DOF) motion system replacements. The 6 DOF Motion Systems were old hydraulic systems that LSI replaced with state of the art MOOG electrical motion systems, thereby reducing hazardous material present and increasing system performance. LSI also replaced the projection systems on both trainers. Old Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) projectors were replaced with Light-Emitting Diode (LED) projectors, this greatly improve the sustainability costs and reliability of the projection system. Additionally, LSI upgraded the Image Generators and Database, and EWTGPAC Mylar Screen and Window were replaced. LSI received Exceptional Contractor Performance Assessment System (CPARS) evaluations on this program.