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Malaysian Army inducts simulation system

28th August 2017 - 00:36 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur


The Malaysian Army inaugurated its Immersive Virtual Training Simulator (VIRTSIM) on 14 August at Syed Sirajuddin Camp in Gemas. 

Developed by Motion Reality in the US, the system enables tactical training for an infantry squad to be conducted in a virtual environment within an actual basketball court-sized space. 

A $7.9 million contract was awarded in April 2016 to Malaysian company Flumen Technologies for the system during the DSA exhibition. Malaysian Army Chief Gen Zulkiple Kassim stated during the event that Malaysia was the third user of the system after the US and UAE. 

The Malaysian system is geared

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Dzirhan Mahadzir


Dzirhan Mahadzir

Dzirhan Mahadzir is a freelance defense journalist and analyst based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who …

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