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I/ITSEC 2016: NATO field HQs go virtual

30th November 2016 - 14:20 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Orlando


NATO’s Allied Command Transformation (NATO-ACT) is using this year’s I/ITSEC to demonstrate a new virtual operational headquarters (VOHQ) concept, designed to bring personnel from different nations together in a 3D virtual world.

VOHQ takes inspiration from so-called ‘Second Life’ computer generated environments, allowing participants to connect and share information in real-time using a standard desktop computer. The use of lifelike avatars adds additional realism and allows users to recognise different people they are working with.

One of the main purposes of the new software is rehearsing and preparing for operational deployments, ensuring that staff are well-trained in not just

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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