Innovative Tactical Training Solutions Inc
Innovative Tactical Training Solutions (ITTS) was founded in 2008 with a mission to develop and produce realistic training tools that would provide the realism demanded by the military and emergency medical domains. ITTS specializes in the design and development of effective, live constructive simulation tools that work together as a system, and allow the end user to focus on their Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures.
In addition to realism, ITTS knows that true training tools are a complement to training exercises, not pieces that demand time and attention. Training sessions are effective, both in cost and in educational value, when they can be repeated with minimal interruption – they must serve the greatest number for the greatest amount of time. Training sessions are effective when they are seamless, and can be repeated on demand. The ITTS product design reflects not only an understanding of reality based training, but also reality based training tools.
ITTS is committed to simulated product development that revolves around durability and simplicity, and enhances the training opportunity. The primary consideration is to create products with such attention to detail that they add unparalleled realism in creating the combat training environment. ITTS focuses on creating simulations that provide actual stress in a training environment while leveraging technology to integrate our various simulation tools to create a comprehensive training experience. The benefactors of ITTS products are both the giver and receiver of intense, constructive simulation training.
Combat Casualty Simulation
Among the ITTS product suite, the two most representative of this mission has been the TOMManikin® and an array of reusable helo cabin simulator structures built for providing realism to combat medical training without heavy demand on personnel (the HH-60 CASEVAC, CV22 CASEVAC, and Little Bird).
Created in collaboration with Techline Technologies, Inc., the TOMManikin (Medical Manikin) provides the ability to enhance Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) from Point of Injury to transfer of higher care. This all-in-one system allows you to build multiple PR Scenarios and create realistic Full Mission Profile (FMP) with reactive patients.
Customizable from interchangeable limbs to patient voice tracks, TOMManikin simulates patient reactions and medical interventions – airway adjuncts, needle decompression, wound packing, tourniquet placement, and vascular access. TOMManikin is a trauma manikin simulator designed for both classroom settings and Trauma Lanes and field training scenarios. Multiple appendages present a variety of wounds including gunshot, blast and burns to provide full mission profiles in combat scenarios. Durability and realism make TOMManikin a cost effective, educational trauma training tool capable of surviving the rigors of TCCC, APT and Tactical Medicine.
The new TOMManikin® Gen4 contains new features, including improved intubatable airway, IV arm, sternal and humeral IO, a choice of light or dark skin tone.
The TOMManikin® family of products now includes a stand-alone, realistic training device that can be used with or without blood flow - the Hemorrhage Control Part Task Trainer. The Trainer is compact and easy to transport, yet rugged enough for classroom or field use. Simulation exercises can be run repeated, each time reinforcing the control of potentially lethal injuries to groin and leg with wound packing and proper tourniquet placement.
Tactical Training and Simulation
The HH-60 CASEVAC, CV22 CASEVAC, and Little Bird provide the capability to train appropriate personnel on the proper methods of administering medical aid to occupants from the interior of a structure. They are portable and quickly reusable helo cabin structure designed and built for providing multi-purpose exercises that recreate real-life extrication and medical training in crash scenarios. It provides the capability to train appropriate personnel on the proper methods of administering medical aid to occupants from the interior of a structure within the parameters of a training exercise.
These extrication helo trainers, when used in conjunction with the ITTS TOMManikin and Sensory Control Unit (SCU), gives total integration between the simulation cabin and environmental factors that can be applied to any training scenario. The front compartment can be used as a trap for the TOMManikin (both pilot and co-pilot seating). The Little Bird has extractable doors, providing a realistic obstacle to emergency extractions. Remotely controlled via laptop or Android device, the training coordinator can introduce and vary the intensity of noise and smoke (fogger). The control of these factors, plus the realism of the training structure, greatly enhances the realism at point of injury.
The Sensory Control Unit (SCU) is a PC, tablet, or Android controlled unit with a custom designed interface that allows for an increase/decrease in the level of stress on the trainee via the control of environmental factors, such as light, noise, wind (fans), water, smoke (foggers), and other specialized components.
The control of these factors and the built-in “intelligence” of the unit greatly enhance the realism of care-under-fire procedures. The unit is easily transportable, reusable, and designed to be easily applied to stationary units (e.g. cargo container and kill houses).
This mobile unit is entirely self-contained, configuring as a “rack system” to most training environments. It contains the hardware, software, and electrical components required to equip multi-sized simulation environments for a training procedure. A provided camera allows you to monitor the exercise externally on a window in the user interface.
Machine Gun and Blast Simulator
For seamlessly and effectively adding small arms fire to your Full Mission Profile, TCCC, and care under fire training scenarios, the ITTS Machine Gun Simulator and ITTS Blast Simulator fully integrate into the same operating system as the TOMManikin. The result is the introduction of a realistic threat into your medical training scenarios, creating a more dynamic, intense training experience. In addition to being cost effective and removing the annoyance of using blank rounds, the Machine Gun Simulator and Blast Simulator allow you to work from a safe distance, while still experiencing the high decibel emission of live fire.
Both gun simulators are controlled by sophisticated radio control systems that allow for complete control of the unit from a distance of up to one mile. Multiple units may be triggered from a single point or control station. All communication is through a wireless operating system.
ITTS Gun Simulators uphold the mission to allow you to spend less time “preparing to train”, and more time training more people.