The Army’s individual and collective virtual training simulators/simulations provide numerous offsets to the training challenges faced by today’s Soldiers, leaders and units. Virtual simulations save time, cost, lessen environmental constraints and mitigate safety risks. Among the possibilities:
- Preliminary marksmanship exercises with the Engagement Skills Trainer-2000 reduce ammunition costs, travel time, range set-up and better prepare individuals for live fire qualification/exercises.
- Training with the Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT) avoids the cost of aviation fuel and ammunition, and allows crews to train in the simulation even when actual weather conditions would be too hazardous for live training. AVCATT has multiple terrain databases which allow the crew/unit to train on different types of terrain and atmospheric conditions not available at home station.
- The High Mobility Multi-Wheeled Vehicle Egress Assistance Trainer and the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Egress Trainer increase individual and crew situational awareness during a vehicle rollover by enabling the crew to experience multiple repetitions in a safe environment.
- The Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trainer enables a crew or vehicle convoy to experience multiple IED events while reducing wear and tear on equipment. The simulator also provides a readily available, renewable opposing force.
- For additional information on virtual training systems, go to http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/TCM/.
Which virtual training offset has the biggest impact on your home station training?