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HTX to upgrade USAF B-52 maintenance training

10th June 2022 - 13:26 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London

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The upgrades of EMPACT will allow the platform to facilitate collaborative, multi-role immersive learning capabilities. (Photo: HTX Lab)

A new immersive learning environment called EMPACT will address the lack of available B-52s and supporting equipment and can help speed up the training of maintenance crews.

HTX Labs has been awarded a $125 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract with USAF Global Strike Command (AFGSC) to enhance EMPACT, its immersive learning platform.

Announcing the contract on 7 June, HTX Labs said it will leverage the agreement to bring EMPACT’s secure, cloud-based immersive content development, management and distribution platform to AFGSC.

The upgrades will allow the platform to facilitate collaborative, multi-role immersive learning capabilities in support of maintenance training for the B-52. The high-fidelity immersive environments and interactive virtual training content will enable USAF personnel to train anytime, anywhere and on any

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

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