Combat Vehicle Training System


Combat Vehicle Training System (CVTS)


The CVTS provides full-fidelity, computer-based training systems for the M1A1 main battle tank, the Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) 25, and the Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) vehicles. It provides full crew training without the need for fuel, ammunition, training areas and ranges. Training systems can be linked together allowing for section and platoon level training.

The CVTS devices train Marines in operational skills, target acquisition, identification, and engagement. Sighting equipment allows training against mobile and stationary threats and against single and multiple targets in realistic battlefield environments during day, night, and reduced visibility conditions.

Operational Impact
The AGTS and AAV-TT provide the ability to train M1A1, LAV-25, and AAV crewmembers to approved standards of combat skills and readiness. The end state systems are institutional, deployable, and tabletop (M1A1/LAV-25) systems supporting individual, collective (crew, section, and platoon), combined arms, and joint training scenarios. Additionally, the T&R training (NAVMC 3500.121 Ch.2 [Tank Training and Readiness Manual] and NAVMC 3500.16A Ch.3 [LAR Training and Readiness Manual]) mandates that Marines must successfully complete gunnery tables on the training systems as part of Gate-to-Live-Fire (GTLF) exercises.

Benefits of utilizing the CCS:



  • Allows Instructor/Operators to customize training scenarios, change terrain and change simulated weather conditions
  • Ability to rehearse convoy training, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) in TTPs against adaptive enemies and changing conditions.
  • Ability to train call for fire (CFF), counter-IED drills, mounted patrols, logistics support, high target extractions, casualty evacuation. and rules of engagement (ROE).
  • Ability to he operated separately or when linked together for larger convoy exercises.


  • Camp Pendleton, CA
  • Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC
  • MCAGCC 29 Palms. CA
  • Marine Corps Base Hawaii, HI,
  • Camp Hansen, Okinawa, JPN
Download the PDF to see the list of T&R events that can be accomplished utilizing the CVTS.
Combat Vehicle Training System Portfolio Manager

Portfolio Manager : John J. Keppeler

Email :

Phone Number : (703) 432-2352

Marine Corps Training and Education Command