A team of technology developers at the U.S. Army‘s Combined Arms Center-Training Innovation Facility at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, has built an immersive platform to train soldiers to operate Stryker armored combat vehicles.
The CAC-TIF team developed the Stryker Virtual Collective Trainer using plywood materials, touchscreen technology and commercial virtual reality headsets, according to an article published Nov. 23 on the Army website.
The platform’s simulation environment is based on the Virtual Battlespace 3 game.
“We built one vehicle interface for less than $7,000,” said Maj. Mike Stinchfield, CAC-TIF manager.
The military branch will demonstrate the system at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference in December and at Stryker terminals to gather feedback from potential users.
CAC-TIF also partnered with the Army’s program executive office for simulation, training and instrumentation to build, acquire and sustain simulators.