The Joint Semi Automated Forces (JSAF) is a constructive simulation application developed by the United Stated Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) with the aim of providing high fidelity entity level simulation to support training and experimentation exercises.
JSAF has been used in a variety of experiments and training exercises, and is regularly used not only by the ADO but also by its coalition partners. The United States Joint Forces Command relies heavily on JSAF to provide constructive elements to very large simulation events such as the Talisman Sabre series of exercises, and the Multi National and Urban Resolve experiments.
JSAF is commonly used to deliver simulation support to command post exercises, provide a complete synthetic battle space for part task trainers or provide an environment within which new capabilities may be tested and analysed. JSAF, in conjunction with the Defence Synthetic Environment, may be linked to part task trainers, C2 systems and broader Live, Virtual and Constructive environments as demonstrated at the Talisman Sabre 07 exercise.
Calytrix technologies, on behalf of the Australian Defence Simulation Office (ADSO), develops and maintains the Joint Semi Automated Forces constructive simulation as a key component of its Defence Synthetic Environment (DSE) for use in training, experimentation and capability development within the Australian Defence Organisation.
As part of this management of JSAF, Calytrix provides full support for JSAF, including development of ADO representations and behaviours, training in its use and development, operator support for exercises and general application support via its online website and helpdesk. Via the DSE, ADSO also provides a full suite of tools for interoperating with and aiding in further development of JSAF such as the JSAF Entity Tool (JET) and the DSE Core Infrastructure.
Calytrix is currently in the process of realigning Australian JSAF activities to develop JSAF AS2. This includes: