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IT2EC 2023: Culture hampering adoption of virtual reality pilot trainers

26th April 2023 - 11:45 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in Rotterdam, Netherlands


Marek said his company is currently working on an MR version of the F-15E trainer that will allow full 1:1 training. (Photo: Author)

Portable mixed reality devices aim to augment expensive dome-based full mission simulators in military training but face lobbying and cultural resistance.

There was no shortage of portable mixed reality (MR) training devices on show at the IT2EC 2023 military training and defence trade show between 24 and 26 April.

Many offer very high or adjustable fidelity based on customer requirements, but not with the aim to replace live training or even dome training systems, in the case of pilot trainers.

Talking to a number of manufacturers on the show floor, Shephard believes the objective training solution providers set out with MR devices is to achieve a level of augmentation where the majority of virtual training would be conducted on more affordable, mobile systems

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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