Virtual reality

Soliders take part in the Synthetic Training Environment – Information System (STE-IS) Soldier Touch Point 2B in Orlando, Fla., March 29-31. The event was sponsored by the Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation and the Army’s Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Team. (U.S. Army photo by Donnie W. Ryan)

Army aims to field reconfigurable, air-ground training system by end of 2024

“What we’ve been able to do with air-ground collective training capability has really expanded what soldiers can learn and kind of get better at,” said Col. Nick…
Gen. B. Chance Saltzman, participates in the META-13 Joint All-Domain Command & Control (JADC2) and Space Mission Integration panel discussion, at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ASCEND Summit, from the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Nov. 18, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Space Force wants $340M in 2024 to build up operational testing and training infrastructure

The request comes as the U.S. is facing growing threats to its space systems, including cyber warfare activities, electronic attack platforms, lasers, ground-launched missiles, and “space-to-space orbital…
U.S. Air Force Second Lt. Christopher Ahn, Pilot Training Next student, trains on a virtual reality flight simulator at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Austin, Texas June 21, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean M. Worrell)

DOD pursuing next-gen virtual training for fighter pilots

The Defense Innovation Unit wants a partner to develop a platform that is "lightweight and agile" and uses synthetic, extended-reality environments to train remote or distributed pilot…