The U.S. Air Force's 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Hill AF Base has bought a simulation machine designed to help military and civilian airmen practice operating multiple vehicles.
USAF said Monday the $140K simulator features three 55-inch screens and over 150 driving scenarios for nearly 30 vehicles that include police cars and military carriers.
The training system is designed to also simulate parameters such as road and weather conditions.
Master Sgt. Stephen Baskiewicz, chief of ground transportation section at Hill AFB, said he estimates the platform will save the base as much as $100K in preventive maintenance, accident repair and fuel expenses each year.
“It provides the most realistic experience I’ve seen in helping drivers learn how to operate specialized vehicles before operating the real deal,” Baskiewicz added.