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I/ITSEC 2021: CFT leaders extol virtues of simulation

1st December 2021 - 15:05 GMT | by David Isby in Orlando

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US Army Black Hawk aircrew trainer simulator. (Photo: US Army/Joseph Mendiola)

Simulation is a key driver for US Army modernisation, but how to train for multi-domain operations remains an open question.

The Synthetic Training Environment (STE) may be a major programme for the US Army but it is by no means its only training priority, as shown by panel of US Army generals during the I/ITSEC 2021 conference in Orlando, Florida.

MG David Francis, commander of the Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker Alabama, is responsible for all US Army aviation training, which he said ‘uses simulation as [an] integral part of our training paradigm’.

He said simulations need to use the same Modular Open Systems Approach that the US Army is applying to its future aircraft programmes. 

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David Isby is a Washington-based attorney and consultant on national security issues. He has experience …

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