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Belgian Army exploits VR for training

14th October 2021 - 14:00 GMT | by Trevor Nash in London

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The virtual shoot-house project in Belgium uses a wearable computer, HMD and simulated small arms. (Photo: Belgian MoD/Ritchie Sedeyn)

The Belgian Ministry of Defence is evaluating VR technology to create virtual shoot-houses.

The Belgian MoD is experimenting with VR technologies to create virtual shoot-houses.

The MoD’s CCV&C research centre has made a full 3D scan of Maalbeek Station (part of the Brussels mass transit system) and it is now using this data to create a virtual environment. 

According to a recent press release from the MoD, it ‘sees great opportunities for using this promising technology, especially for training purposes'.

The project began as a thesis from Lt Jeroen Nelis, who the MoD described as a ‘VR expert and driving force behind the "VR shoot-house" project’.

Nelis explained that he would like the Belgian armed

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