Military Training magazine: driver training, AI in simulation and more
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What's inside this edition:
As many countries around the world emerge from lockdown following the COVID-19 outbreak, residual restrictions such as large gatherings and travel bans remain. Although the situation is improving for the individual, the short- and medium-term prospects for the T&S business are less certain.
Driver trainers for both wheeled and tracked vehicles have been used by the military for many years. New technologies are now being added to increase fidelity and make them even more realistic.
Maintenance training for complex air platforms has advanced beyond all recognition over the past decade. Currently a mix of virtual and hardware-based training, can AR/MR really bring anything to the game?
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Cyberwarfare seems certain to be a part of any future major conflict. Given the ability of even small players to potentially cause significant damage to both military and civilian targets, the US, in particular, is scrambling to contain, and get ahead of, the problem.
The challenges to global security are not just changing – they are accelerating faster than ever before. Addressing these changes in a training context requires AI to provide a connected battlespace across all domains.
Even though SOF training can be highly specialised, equipment used for the task is no different to that employed by regular forces – only the application is different.
As a combination of cost, demands for realism and improved instructional tools drive operators steadily towards training in simulators, manufacturers are co-opting new technologies to make classrooms and cockpits on the ground a more viable alternative to firing up the engines on a real aircraft.
MAINTAINING THE PACE
The introduction of fresh threats into the naval battlespace and the onboard systems deployed to counter them means that new training paradigms will be required to ensure crews are fully equipped to join the fight.