The U.S. Air Force has allocated $67 million in contracts to develop the service branch’s virtual training. The work under the contract will provide airmen with new training platforms to help educate on aircraft and other systems, as the military continues to social distance during the ongoing pandemic.Read More »
A team from Dyess Air Force Base teamed up with civilian software developers to build a training facility that houses augmented and virtual reality technology capacities.Read More »
The Air Education and Training Command has partnered with other major U.S. Air Force commands in an effort to build a competency-based training system for career enlisted aviator and aircraft maintainer positions.Read More »
The U.S. Marine Corps is seeking potential industry sources of portable virtual reality-based flight simulation equipment the military service can use in recruitment efforts to determine whether an aviation officer candidate is qualified.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »