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VR to enhance training for protection of US nuclear weapons

28th July 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Street Smarts VR has received a contract, worth almost $1 million under the AFWERX Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) programme, to support training for Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) Security Forces in the US.

Work will be performed at AFGSC Security Forces HQ in Barksdale Air Force Base. Deployment locations of the training system are yet to be disclosed.

Using a VR-based system, provided under an existing contract, Street Smarts will adapt various training scenarios to improve the realism of training. The company employs motion capture technology and mission-relevant data, plus real-world replica weapon loadouts.

AFGSC Security Forces have a unique and distinct mission to protect and defend US nuclear missiles and bombers.

The adoption of VR training aligns with the USAF Security Forces Enterprise Plan 2020, which aims to exploit new and emerging technologies that modernise equipment and improve the proficiency of personnel.

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