Military Training magazine: cyber training, display technology, motion tracking and more
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Having returned from I/ITSEC 2019 in Orlando, many of you may have been reflecting on the prospects for T&S in the future. On the surface at least, a majority of industry players are positive about emerging business opportunities both in the US and elsewhere.
The cyber domain now pervades all spheres of military operation, and providing effective training for specialist and non-specialist personnel is an increasingly important priority.
From actual to virtual
BAE Systems Air is applying aircraft design, manufacture and support experience to its training offering. Part of that heritage includes training, and the company is now pushing the boundaries when it comes to VR.
Projectors are at ‘the sharp end’ of producing the imagery that gives modern simulators their value to users. Projector manufacturers throw some light on current and future requirements for military training systems.
Other features include:
Capturing the movements of trainees within virtual environments can be achieved in a large number of ways, with the specific use case often determining the technology applied.
On the bright side
The US is the largest market for T&S products and services by a considerable margin. With defence budgets rising there and around the world, its industry is facing a positive future.
Bridging the gap
Recent high-profile collisions have highlighted the need to ensure a ship’s bridge crew is trained to keep an effective lookout at all times.
While laser-based live fire simulation has served armed forces well since the 1980s, new technologies are now being developed that can address some of its acknowledged shortcomings.
The venerable C-130 Hercules continues to gain new orders, with training a key element of the customer support process.
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has awarded a contract to Geelong’s Deakin University for additional robotics-driven target systems, the Australian Department of Defence announced on ...
Buoyed by its selection by the USAF as its next-generation T-X trainer aircraft, Boeing was promoting its twin-seat T-7 as ‘highly relevant’ for Asia-Pacific air ...
General Dynamics Mission Systems has detailed its new contract for the US Army’s Consolidated Product Line Management Plus (CPM Plus) programme. The CPM Plus contract ...
MASA Group has delivered its SWORD constructive simulation software for the Spanish Army’s National Training Centre under a contract announced on 10 February. The contract ...
MetaVR’s Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG) is to equip additional US Air National Guard (ANG) F-16 simulators, the company announced on 5 February.A total of ...
Rheinmetall will supply the German Army with the AGDUS training and simulation technology for the mechanised infantry units using the Puma IFV. The AGDUS is ...