On the occasion of I/ITSEC 2018, MILITARY TECHNOLOGY publishes its sixth Annual Simulation and Training Bosses (SATB) Series that conveys the thoughts and messages of the world’s defence simulation and training leaders, according to the question: “With the need for multi domain LVC training being paramount, what new innovations does your company provide?”
At I/ITSEC, MetaVR will demonstrate with our business partners Battlespace Simulations (BSI) and Immersive Display Solutions, our Fallon Range Familiarization Solution (FRTC). This solution features a VR headset, cockpit (flight) simulator, and geospecific 3D terrain of target ranges at the Fallon Range Training Complex (FRTC). The virtual target ranges were built with 2 cm imagery captured by MetaVR’s small UAS. This solution, which visitors to our booth are welcome to fly, essentially virtualizes the existing FRTC Inflight Guide for naval aviator range familiarization and provides a significant increase in flight readiness and savings to military aviation training programs as a commercial off-the-shelf product.
At the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWDC) at NAS Fallon, NV, VRSG and BSI’s MACE are used in the Combined Arms Virtual Environment (CAVE) training system, which was built and installed by BSI. In this immersive simulator, the close correlation between the live Fallon range and the virtual terrain of the range provides an enhanced training experience for warfighters through exercises that closely resemble reality. Live FA-18E aircraft outfitted with air combat maneuvering instrumentation can be used to transmit live data feeds to depict the aircraft in the Navy's CAVE simulator to combine live and virtual aspects of training. For example, a recent exercise took advantage of a long-time VRSG capability where a JTAC in the CAVE dome simulator communicated line-of-sight with a pilot in an aircraft 35 miles away with the aircraft’s telemetry streaming in DIS and displaying in the training dome. While the JTAC and pilot communicated via TRC radio, the aircraft’s data streamed as a DIS entity state PDU, with its DIS enumeration mapped to a VRSG entity.
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