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ITEC 2012: Sim specialist highlights virtual reality deficiencies

22nd May 2012 - 12:15 GMT | by Andrew White in London


CAE is considering expansion into virtual reality training for squad-level operations despite reservations that 'hi-tech' systems do not provide an all-up solution for infantry units.

According to the company's senior director for global land systems, Michael Ward, virtual reality training may not provide the best value for money in the current operational environment.

'The jury is out for squad-level virtual reality training,' he explained. 'CAE is looking at it, but I'm not sure for the amount of investment made, [users] are going to get that much value out of it.'

Describing training potential for 'high-intensity and short duration operations' specific

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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