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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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Education Dept Kicks Off Simulation Concept Challenge

The Education Department has unveiled a $680,000 competition that calls upon participants from the virtual reality, video game developer and educational technology communities to design new types of simulations to help boost career and technical skills. The Department said Wednesday that participants of the EdSim Challenge will be asked to …

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NASA Langley Research Center Team Eyes Virtual Reality Tech for Potential Mission Research Applications

NASA Langley Research Center employees are looking to utilize virtual reality systems for mission research to educational outreach purposes and other potential applications. The space agency said Wednesday virtual reality technologies such as the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR can replicate a real or imagined environment and simulate …

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Navy Creates Mobile Combat Simulation Tech for Civilian Use

The U.S. Navy has developed a mobile combat simulation platform that will allow civilian users to experience a Navy SEAL water extraction mission in a virtual environment. The service branch said Friday it will showcase the technology this month during the Sacramento Navy Week and San Francisco Fleet Week events in California as well as at University of Texas campuses …

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New Army Innovation Center Develops Stryker Virtual Training System

A team of technology developers at the U.S. Army‘s Combined Arms Center-Training Innovation Facility at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, has built an immersive platform to train soldiers to operate Stryker armored combat vehicles. The CAC-TIF team developed the Stryker Virtual Collective Trainer using plywood materials, touchscreen technology and commercial virtual reality headsets, according to an article published …

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Frank Pound: DARPA Builds 3D Display Platforms for Cyber Mission Planning, Adversary Tracking Activities

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has designed two military platforms that aim to help warfighters organize cyber operations and track adversaries in a large-scale digital environment, the American Forces Press Service reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes that DARPA built a three-dimensional touch table display for mission planning functions and …

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