Recent Coverage

01
May
Fort McCoy's simulation facility used VBS3 as part of its role in training gunnery crews for the U.S. Army Reserve's Operation Cold Steel, the Reserve's first large-scale, live-fire training and crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise.
04
Apr
Stars and Stripes recently reported on U.S. Army training at Grafenwoehr that uses VBS3 to prepare Stryker crews to operate a new variant of the infantry carrier vehicle before it's delivered next February. According to one Stryker driver quoted in the article, the virtual training allows drivers and crews to understand how the new vehicles perform differently from current vehicles.
29
Mar
An article from War On the Rocks titled "Science Fiction No Longer: Enhancing Military Readiness through Synthetic Training" reviews the value of live-virtual-constructive training for enhancing military readiness.
20
Mar
A post from the SEI Blog discusses a project to connect combined arms virtual training and cyber training. The project was led by the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and integrates their software for cyber training with VBS3 for combined arms training.
02
Sep
Main Post writes about the Bundeswehr's use of VBS3 for troop training at Wildflecken. At the Combat Simulation Center in Wildflecken, military personnel utilize roughly 100 networked computers to conduct battle exercises on a virtual replica of Wildflecken and other virtual terrains.