Nearly 200 military and civilian personnel have completed a combat exercise spearheaded by the Air Force Research Laboratory in an effort to help participants gain insights into what soldiers experience in actual battlefields.
Army National Guard Lt. Col. James Eriksen provided combat skills training during the AFRL’s Tech Warrior 2015 exercise held at Wright State University’s National Center for Medical Readiness, the U.S. Air Force said Sept. 18.
The goal was to help exercise participants rethink the way they design and develop future technologies for Air Force troops.
“The participants arrived here as engineers and scientists and I hope that they left as technological warriors, and always look at new technology from a warrior’s perspective,” said Lt. Col. David Shahady, Tech Warrior commander.
Divided into warrior and technology squadrons, the participants tested, experimented and demonstrated warfighting technologies in a simulated operational environment.
Participating personnel came from the 88th Air Base Wing, Wright State University, NCMR, the Ohio Army and Air National Guard, and Sinclair Community College.