ST² (Surface Based Air Defence Tactical & Training) is a specialized computer program designed for training operators of surface or naval-based air missile defense systems. It is capable of simulating the behavior of real, state-of-the-art air and missile defense systems. The simulation provides a one-on-one framework used to train operators of a generic air defense system, adhering to the latest doctrines and tactics employed by NATO and allied SAM Allocators and Weapons Allocators.
The software simulates various elements of a weapon system, including missiles, radar, launchers, system status, radios, and tactical datalink messages (STANAG 5516 or ATDLP-5.16 ed B version 1). The weapon system and interceptor missile can be customized using a model that represents the real performance of the system in terms of radar range/coverage and interceptor capabilities.
ST² can generate air tracks (aircraft, cruise missiles, UAVs) with simple straight and level or complex flight paths, as well as space tracks with ballistic trajectories. The flight path generator tool allows users to design specific flight paths and specify special maneuvers for entities to execute.
Training for Weapon System Operators includes:
Doctrine and tactical training
Methods of Fire
Air defense warning condition:
Sector of fire and target lines
Primary and secondary
Rules of engagement
Tactical datalink training enables connectivity with a C2 architecture based on Link16 JREAP/C, allowing ST² to simulate the behavior of a Link16-compliant SBAD system and serve as a training tool for NATO SAM Allocators and Weapon Control Managers. This training facilitates comprehension of operational procedures and firing doctrines across different operator levels.
Interoperability in modeling and simulation allows ST² to interface with a DIS version 6 architecture, enabling it to function as a scenario generator for a real HITL SBAD weapon system.