- What you need to know...
- Virtual training enables tactics, techniques and procedures to be practiced, that require access to certain supporting assets or equipment that is difficult to arrange in the real world
- The Ministry of Defence (MoD) Joint Combat Operations Virtual Environment (Op JCOVE) programme has already prepared more than 16,000 soldiers for overseas deployments and delivered significant savings in logistics and training costs
- Advances in VR hardware and augmented reality technologies for virtual training will mean virtual and live training are blended even more closely, allowing soldiers to train live in the field, while viewing virtual targets
Having soldiers practice the basics in a benign and cost-effective environment means that they get the most utility from their live training time later. It also enables tactics, techniques and procedures to be practiced that cannot be trained in the live environment, or that require access to certain supporting assets or equipment that is difficult to arrange, and allows troops to stop and rewind if necessary. Additionally, scenarios can be conducted in any weather, on any terrain, and at any time of day or night.
GlobalData’s Virtual and Augmented Reality in Aerospace and Defense report provides more detail and analysis on the key players in the field.