The U.S. Army is going high-tech to train soldiers for missions.
Fort Campbell’s Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security this Thursday will be unveiling the latest soldier training simulator, called the Dismounted Soldier Training System to educate soldiers on dismounted patrol maneuvers through immersive virtual training.
Post officials say this simulator allows soldiers to undergo necessary training, without the added cost of fuel or spent ammunition.
Officials say when using the simulator, each soldier will be issued equipment that’s outfitted with sensors which will then feed the information about the soldier’s movements into the virtual world.
When using the simulator soldiers will also be able to see and hear the virtual environment and also communicate with other soldiers.
Officials say soldiers from the 194th Military Police Company will be practicing their skills on the simulator and their movements, errors and times will all be captured, which will then be reviewed by their leaders who will provide feedback following the completion of the session.