Virtual and augmented reality is more than just video games; the proper use of the technology can save lives. This is the case with the use of VR military training.

Virtual and Augmented Reality training simulations for the military and defence field allow for the testing of mission-critical concepts and skills of warfare and operations without equipment damage or loss of life.

For example, Interactive, 3D assembly-training simulator allows soldiers to prepare for the assembly of weapon, a mission-critical combat component, in a safe and risk-free virtual environment.

When it comes to virtual reality, the military has applied the technology in many areas (army, navy and air force) for training purposes.

Military virtual training enables the Army’s Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT), created to provide virtual training support for mechanised infantry, to expand into other areas. The Dismounted Soldier Training System, an outgrowth of CCTT, allows individual soldiers to train in the same virtual environment used by tank crews.

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DSTS Demonstrated by the Netherlands Army at the 7th US Army Joint Multinational Training Command - Image Credit:

Case Studies and Useful Links:

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Virtual Reality in the Military

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