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SAF-TAC capabilities expand for JTACs

14th December 2021 - 09:00 GMT | by Giles Ebbutt in Plymouth

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SimCentric’s new mixed-reality variant of its SAF-TAC system allows a JTAC to use emulated equipment such as a laser rangefinder in the virtual environment. (Photo: SimCentric)

Joint terminal attack controllers can enhance their training in the virtual world with mixed reality.

SimCentric used I/ITSEC 2021 to reveal an MR capability in its SAF-TAC VR training system.

VP-Innovation Tom Constable told Shephard that SAF-TAC uses the open-source UnReal Engine to take advantage of the huge investment made by the gaming industry in its technology.

He explained that the aim is to create a military training system that will engage users, is portable and is available at the point of need. All the SAF-TAC versions use the Unreal Engine-integrated OpenXR tool as standard.

The basic SAF-TAC Solo provides a simple individual Android-based standalone capability which consists of a MetaQuest 2 HMD and

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