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Training and Sims

In an effort to reach a more gadget-savvy youth market and cut down on old-school dead tree manuals, the Army could begin issuing iPhones to new recruits as both an incentive (as if they need one in this economy) and to use during basic training and beyond as a learning tool. According to Lt. Gen. […]

HiDef Flight Sims

by Ward Carroll on June 8, 2009

Our friend, DT contributor and crusty aviation gumshoe Bob Cox has a great story running on Military​.com today about the Air Force’s high speed new flight sims. L-3 Link Simulation and training has developed the SimuSphere that improves on the visuals and computing speed of current sims to make images at near visual quality, or […]

Rebuilding the Iraqi Air Force

by murdoc on October 31, 2007

Yesterday I had the opportunity to participate in a DoD-sponsored Blogger’s Roundtable with U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Wobbema, Chief of Staff for the Coalition Air Force Transition Team. His job? Help rebuild the Iraqi Air Force. With the recent MQ-9 Reaper kill that we talked about here on DT, my first question was if […]

Virtual Gunfights

by Ward Carroll on April 9, 2007

The mad scientists at the Office of Naval Research have just signed a contract to build two high-tech battle simulators for Marines to practice their lethal trade in a virtual environment. Chief of Naval Research Rear Admiral William E. Landay III has announced the funding of a $1.3-million “Tech Solutions” project to deliver advanced infantry […]

Command sims cut through fog of war

by wonk on November 7, 2006

For a couple years now, Iraq-bound soldiers and Marines have benefited from realistic training featuring Arabic-speaking roleplayers, Hollywood special effects and “insurgents” portrayed by highly trained U.S. troops. Now their commanders can get in on the sim-Iraq action with a new digital command and control (C2) architecture at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort […]