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Army Wrestles With Hill Cuts To Ambitious VR Training Tech

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The Army may need to delay the rollout of the new technology, scale it down, or both.

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Special Ops Using Army’s Prototype 3D Maps On Missions: Gervais

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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But building a global 3D terrain database will require wrangling huge amounts of data, Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais told us.

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Let The (War) Games Begin: Army Buying High-Tech Training Sims

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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After decades using the same clunky simulators, the Army is about to buy new sims drawing on the latest innovations in online gaming.

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Virtual Training Will Save Real Army Lives: Close Combat Task Force

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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PENTAGON: Of all the technologies and tactics that the defense secretary’s Close Combat Lethality Task Force has looked at, I asked one battle-hardened noncom here this morning, what’s the one thing you personally think has the most potential to save lives? His answer wasn’t a bigger gun or a new drone. Instead, Sgt. Major Jason… Keep reading →

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War Games: Army Deletes Bureaucracy To Get Sims Fast

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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There is real uncertainty whether such things as robotic tanks and high-speed scout helicopters are possible on the Army’s timeline. But if there’s one area where a high-speed approach can work, it’s training simulations, where the Army can piggyback on the rapid development in commercial gaming.

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War Games: Army Replacing 1980s Simulators With Gaming Tech

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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The first phase of the Synthetic Training Environment initiative replaces existing simulators for vehicles. The second phase aims to create — in just two years — something the Army’s never had before: an “immersive” virtual training environment for troops on foot.

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