Virtual reality

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…