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SOFEX 2012: Simulation critical for SOF HVT missions

10th May 2012 - 10:43 GMT | by Andrew White in Amman, Jordan

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Simulation will maximise but never replace 'live' training, the USSOCOM's programme manager for special operations forces (SOF) training systems has announced.

Speaking at the Special Operations Forces Exhibition (SOFEX) in Amman, Jordan, Lt Col Richard Haggerty told delegates: 'There's no substitute for the real thing but the real thing isn't always available or convenient. Our portfolio offers very good training opportunities for us.'

When quizzed about the role of simulation in the planning and preparation stages before Operation Neptune's Spear which saw a US Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU) unit eliminate Osama Bin Laden, Haggerty could only admit: 'Simulation

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