Navy simulation and training experts blend virtual and mixed-reality technologies into flight training

Sept. 30, 2020
The Navy also is integrating virtual and mixed-reality technology into aviation simulation and mission-rehearsal training devices.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Navy experts are incorporating new technologies into the service's aviation training curriculum -- from hand-held devices to full simulators -- to enhance training for airmen to fly and fight their aircraft. USNI News reports. Continue reading original article

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30 Sept. 2020 -- Until recently, the training syllabus for naval aviators had not gone through significant changes in the last few decades. But now, as part of its Project Avenger initiative, the service is working to include new technologies, ranging from virtual-reality goggles paired with mobile devices to high-fidelity trainers meant to simulate how an aircraft flies, into its training efforts.

In addition to videos that naval aviators can view at any time, the service also is integrating virtual or mixed-reality technology into Navy training devices.

The chief of naval air training said pilots will also be able to use high-fidelity trainers and the Virtual Mission Training System, which can pipe live targets into the radar on the T-45 Goshawk trainer that naval flight students fly, as part of the increased reliance on LVC training.

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John Keller, chief editor
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