31 May '17, 9pm

#VirtualTrainer assists #USArmy Soldiers' #combat readiness

#VirtualTrainer assists #USArmy Soldiers' #combat readiness

CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -- The lights are dim. The tension is so thick someone could cut it with a knife. The rattling sound of firing ammunition comes from out of the darkness. The gunner charges the M2 .50 caliber machine gun. Locked and loaded, she begins to scan the...screen? Walking into the Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trailer is like walking into a giant three-dimensional gaming system. The RVTT is made up of a series of trailers that house full-size Humvees, which are mounted with either a M2 .50 caliber machine gun or a M249 squad automatic weapon. The trailer walls are lined with large screens that display a simulated video scenario. Soldiers are virtually transported in the RVTT to any location, ranging from missions in Afghanistan to basic range target practice at any military installation. The screens that surround the Soldiers display terrain, roads, and ev...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/188615

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