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.
Five ships in Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) took part in a joint exercise with Romania in the Black Sea on 30 March. The ...
The USAF Life Cycle Management Centre is set to receive an unspecified number of F-16 aircraft simulator training programme devices from L3 Harris. A firm-fixed-price ...
Quantum3D has released the latest version (v.3.5.0) of its MANTIS image generation software. According to the California-based company, this iteration has been developed to ‘push ...
Draken International has begun supersonic radar-equipped F1M missions to support combat training of USAF pilots at Nellis AFB, Nevada. Modernised Mirage F1Ms are being used ...
With ITEC 2020 now postponed until 1-3 September and companies in the defence and aerospace sector having called a halt to employee travel, COVID-19 is ...
General Atomics Aeronautical has installed a new Predator MQ-9 Block 5 UAV trainer at the Flight Test and Training Centre (FTTC) at Grand Forks, North ...