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MAGTF Tactical Warfare Simulation (MTWS)

MAGTF Tactical Warfare Simulation

The MTWS exercise is a “Top Down” constructive simulation designed to exercise the commander and his staff. Either using MTWS as a stand-alone system or as a driver for C2 devices, the commander can use MTWS to exercise command and control functions and practice standard operating procedures.

MTWS provides real time engagement and movement, plus event recording for after-action review. The unit requesting training works with the BSC staff to design scenarios. During the actual training scenario, BSC operators can act as the OPFOR, the Direct Air Support Center (DASC), pilots, and artillery batteries in response to tactical traffic on the organic unit communication nets.

MTWS provides timely and realistic combat information to controllers, who in turn, use doctrinal C4 networks to communicate information to the appropriate Combat Operation Center (COC). Controllers also receive orders from the COC for their respective units and direct terminal operators to execute those orders within the simulation.

With the ability to produce terrain databases for any geographic location, MTWS is a fully capable simulation designed specifically to support the MAGTF.

  • 1 Day – Exercise planning/Scenario Development (differs based on experience level of unit)
  • 2 Days – Operator training
  • 2 Days – Exercise


Training Applications

  • Company, battalion, and up to regimental staff operations.
  • Familiarity with C2 concepts and visualizations.
  • Staff training exercises the following skills:
    • Fire Support
    • Offensive
    • Defensive
    • ACM
    • Close Air Support (CAS)
    • Ship to shore movement
    • Logistics
    • Naval surface warfare
    • Carrier operations
    • Opposing force


Locations & capacities

Mainside, Building 1655 classroom with ability to distribute the common operating picture (COP) to MISTC or CP’s in various local or geographically dispersed locations.


Simulation Officer 760-830-8439
Site Manager, CAI 760-830-1366
Camp Wilson Simulators 760-830-4643
Bldg 1707 ISMT 760-830-3143
CACCTUS 760-830-1382
COE Lab 760-830-5622
ITESS 760-830-7544
MISTC 760-830-9240
SAVT 760-362-2324
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