Virtual Reality changing landscape of Training & Simulation in Defence!
Posted On August 23, 2021
Military preparation takes a long time and costs a lot of money. Furthermore, on-the-ground combat training is incomparable to real-world fighting, where soldiers must work in a high-pressure atmosphere, maintain high situational awareness, and react quickly to enemy movements. War never changes. Whether or not war shifts, the tactics and resources we use to fight it do. The defence sector has been greatly affected by technological advancements. Wars are now fought and conducted not only on the physical battlefield, but also in a diverse digital world that includes information, cyber, and space warfare. In this sense, Winnability necessitates the digitization of defence forces and the application of cutting-edge technology in the defence space.
Consider a military base training camp where soldiers can access the most up-to-date AR/VR-based software at any time and practice with simulated enemies that replicate the exact battlefield environment. Wouldn’t they be better prepared to deal with any situational difficulty on the battlefield if they were educated in this manner?
We at InfiVR provide a variety of immersive environments for military training, ranging from real-time mission rehearsals to VR enabled shooting drills with extremely informative and personalized simulations. We help soldiers improve their cognitive abilities and align simulated training with on-field experience.
InfiVR has been working with Indian Air Force, Indian Army and Indian Navy to provide virtual reality based training and simulation solution for few of the critical training requirements, be it virtual aircraft flight simulations or virtual reality training of critical assets maintenance and servicing.
Do you want to know about how augmented reality and virtual reality avails in combat training?
In this article, We will attempt to cover the recent advances in the field of AR/VR that have the potential to revolutionize.
The defence industry has had a major impact on the history of virtual reality. In the 1960s, one of the first AR/VR projects was created for a US military battle system. Virtual reality has long played an important role in the military, and it has been embraced by all three branches: army, navy, and air force. Recently, The Pentagon is also preparing to launch a programme that will include incorporating the technology into mission planning and training in simulated and live environments on training ranges. For the same, they contracted for augmented reality headgears for soldiers worth $21.88 billion over the next decade, the US military announced. Although AR/VR is most commonly used for army training, It has a variety of other applications.
𝐓𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 (𝐓𝐀𝐑)
Soldiers must maintain situational awareness (SA) at all times, as they must monitor past, current, and future activities on the battlefield, as well as friendly and enemy positions. Failure to do so could result in not only lost fights, but also in the loss of lives. Battlefields are perplexing, frustrating, and frightening environments, making it difficult for soldiers to sustain SA. A soldier’s line of sight can be physically obstructed by buildings, rubble, smoke, or other such obstacles, making it difficult for them to take in their surroundings. Naturally, AR was described as a possible help in sustaining and strengthening, military personnel’s SA. Tactical Augmented Reality (TAR) is the Army’s new attempt to link soldiers and give them “situational knowledge” on the battlefield — where they are, where their friends are, where the enemy is, and everything else they need to know for their task, everything tied into tactical communications.
𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐯𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐬𝐢𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬, virtual reality can help soldiers learn how to handle fighter jets, submarines, and ground vehicles without ever having to climb into one. The VR-based simulators simulate real-world vehicle movements, assisting troops in their preparation for actual field experience. They may also be used to provide information about soldiers in various situations.
𝐕𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐥𝐝 entails overlaying augmented reality on a two-dimensional written manual or schematics. The user sees instructions as a three-dimensional overlay on the real object, with complex symbiology suggesting which parts to modify or substitute. Army vehicles and guns are likely to be repaired in less time and at a lower cost as a result of this.
𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐭 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐩 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐕𝐑
What’s the most effective way to hone your shooting and surveillance skills? You won’t have to worry about your soldiers being inadvertently wounded or killed by an inexperienced companion if you use VR.
Virtual reality allows soldiers to engage in high-tech soldier training through gaming. In virtual reality, boot camp is a specially built training room in which soldiers can walk about during the training. They receive all necessary equipment, such as gaming weapons, virtual reality headsets, headphones, controls, and more. All of the equipment fully immerses the player in the environment, blurring the line between game and real life.
VR and AR are used to build digital twin navy ships or engine models with digitized parts, and a real-time simulation platform is used to combine engine and ship models. A virtual, real-time replica of engine equipment is expected to aid in better monitoring, analysis, and prediction of results, resulting in safer and more effective operations.
𝐕𝐑/𝐀𝐑-𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐨𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐬
Simulation is the most popular form of hands-on medic instruction. This also focuses on hands-on physical simulants, such as moulage overlaid on a mannequin or a person performing the part of a virtual human casualty. Instrumented mannequins that can bleed, have a heartbeat, and even speak are used in certain training facilities. This medic training in virtual reality may include helicopter noises, gunshots, and explosions to build realistic scenarios and allow medics to learn different skills under pressure. Suturing, adjusting broken bones, evaluating limb and muscle performance, and performing simple procedures are all available to doctors. By such simulation, Army medics can learn how to perform life saving operations in the chaotic environment of a real warzone during the class.
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