As we close the door on 2018 and look to the future of military training and simulation in 2019, the editors of Modern Military Training are highlighting conversations that we’ve had with experts on the show floor at IITSEC 2018. How is training evolving and what do they expect from the future of training?
Watch what our experts had to say in this short video from the IITSEC floor and read the highlights below:
“Technology today is allowing us to create a reality that wasn’t available in the past,” said Major General (Ret.) Bob Williams, Global Training Solutions vice president for Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. “It is one of the biggest disrupters in training for the future.”
Garry Schwartz, president of the Mission Driven Innovative Solutions group (HII-MDIS) at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Technical Solutions division, believes that immersion is a driver for training technologies today. “There is a greater dependence on immersion today,” he told us. This has opened the doors for augmented reality and mixed reality (AR/MR) solutions to create a more immersive training experience.
LVC has been a goal of the simulation and training industry for many years, Peter Morrison, Co-CEO, Bohemia Interactive Simulations, told us. And it continues to grow and evolve to incorporate emerging technologies within a synthetic training environment. “We see it evolving very rapidly towards a convergence in the simulation and training realm.”
Nick Scarnato, director of Strategic Development at Collins Aerospace, believes the industry is maturing and becoming smarter about LVC. “We used to think that it was taking three stovepipes (live, virtual, and constructive) and integrating them together. The real issue that we have to comes to terms with is how we create an environment as close to the real-world battle as our warfighters have to fight in.”
Watch the full video featuring these insights below:
Stayed tuned for more videos from the IITSEC show floor and expert opinions on the latest trends in simulation and training.