VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – July 30, 2019 – Just over a year after being named the first-ever recipient of the MS&T Outstanding Innovative Product Award, Cape Henry Associates (CHA) will be featured in an upcoming campaign leading up to MS&T’s announcement of the 2019 award winners this fall.
Military Simulation and Training Magazine (MS&T) recognized CHA for its proprietary Lighthouse High Velocity Learning Environment (HVLE) technology stack, a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) technology purpose built to advance the capabilities of training systems and requirement analyses. It powers the Carrier-Advanced Reconfigurable Training System (C-ARTS), a mobile, scalable, reconfigurable training system that is part of the Navy’s Sailor 2025 Ready Relevant Learning (RRL) initiative. CHA’s chief revenue officer, Chuck Wythe, says that Lighthouse HVLE as utilized within the C-ARTS system “bridges the gap between brick-and-mortar schoolhouses –
the old style of training – and the Fleet by providing the opportunity for ready, relevant training that is brought to the Sailor rather than the Sailor having to go to it.”
In the last year CHA, with Huntington Ingalls Industries and other partners, has delivered two C-ARTS trainers to the Navy, and they are in use providing state-of the- art training to Sailors right at their home port. A third unit is in final fitting out, and a fourth is currently under construction.
In addition to the C-ARTS program, Lighthouse is currently being used in a DoD artificial intelligence project and continues to be adapted for even more uses. “Lighthouse HVLE is the most advanced, empirical data-driven training technology agnostic, reconfigurable, mobile learning solution available,” says Wythe. “The success Lighthouse has already achieved and the numerous ways it will be implemented in the
coming year are proof.”