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AFRL Showcases Mixed Reality Tool for Aircraft Maintenance

The Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate partnered with Wright Cycle Company and small business firm Energective to demonstrate the potential applications of virtual and augmented reality in future aircraft maintenance procedures.

AFRL showcased during the recent Air Vehicles Technology Symposium in Dayton, Ohio, a mixed reality display tool designed to provide step-by-step instructions on how to change tires of a Wright Cycle Company bicycle, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Tuesday.

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Air Force SF Academy Gets VR Tech to Boost Training

The U.S. Air Force’s innovation hub has helped its Security Forces Academy utilize commercial technology to enhance training for airmen, DVIDShub reported Monday. The academy used the AFWERX program to partner with New York-based tech vendor Street Smarts VR to integrate virtual reality into the training in its 343rd Training Squadron schoolhouse at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

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Army to Award Contracts for Future Simulator, VR Training Systems

The U.S. Army will award contracts to support the testing and development of a new set of simulators and virtual reality-based training systems this summer, Army Times reported Monday. Service officials aim to bring advanced simulators to four to five installations over the next two years and to begin fielding the training systems at all major Army facilities in mid-2020s.

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USAF Demonstrates VR/AR Applications for Aircraft Preparation Training

The U.S. Air Force performed a demonstration showcasing the applications of virtual reality and augmented reality to the branch's training activities. The demonstration was held on Jan. 8 showing how these applications may help in preparation for aircraft combat operations, USAF said Friday

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Navy Plans to Open Virtual Training Facility in 2019

The U.S. Navy plans to inaugurate a new virtual training facility that would be open to industry, the government and the academe, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. The facility, consisting of 14 workstations, would begin operations in January 2019 at the Orlando-based Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division.

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Study Explores Use of Virtual Reality Tech in Pilot Training

Students from Air University’s Air Command and Staff College have performed an adaptive flight training study on virtual reality technology as part of efforts to help advance U.S. Air Force pilot training and education methods. The service branch said Friday the study occurred at Columbus Air Force Base from Jan. 9 to Jan. …

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NIST Unveils First Responder Virtual Reality Tech Competition

The National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Public Safety Communications Innovation Accelerator has announced it will administer a prize competition on virtual reality and software coding. The First Responder Virtual Reality Heads-up-Display Navigation Challenge entails its participants to formulate HUD concepts that to support public safety in either areas of firefighting or …

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Capt. Erik Etz: Navy Executed $1B in Training Systems Contracts in FY 2017

The U.S. Navy cleared more than 1,400 contracts for training platforms worth approximately $1 billion in fiscal year 2017 compared with approximately 1,200 contract actions executed in FY 2014, National Defense reported Thursday. The Naval Air Warfare Center’s training systems division has begun to field more commercial-off-the-shelf training platforms, Capt. …

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