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US Army outlines $1 billion in SOF training opportunities

7th December 2017 - 17:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Orlando, Florida


Last week’s I/ITSEC exhibition in Orlando, Florida, featured updates on training programmes across the armed services. 

As the US Army Project Manager for Instrumentation, Targets and Threat Simulators, and SOF Training Systems (PM ITTS), within the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), Col Richard Haggerty outlined several SOF training efforts within his portfolio.

As an example, he pointed to a new training programme called Soldier Virtual Trainer (SVT), a notional effort that will combine four different training capabilities.

These were: Indirect Joint Fires Training to provide Joint Fires Observer (JFO) qualification/certification; Weapon Skill Development (WSD) to

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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