Head-mounted visual systems, digital twins, and other “X-reality” concepts are not new – the aviation training community has been developing such innovations for decades. World Aviation Training Summit (WATS) Chair and CAT/MS&T Editor Rick Adams presented a primer on the evolution of simulation training for the online VR AR Global Summit 2021.
MetaVR and Varjo have combined the capabilities of Virtual Reality Scene Generator and the Varjo XR-3 mixed-reality headset to provide a real-time, pilot eye gaze tracking facility to enhance After Action Review for simulator-based pilot training.
ST Engineering Antycip has formed a strategic new partnership with CogSim Technologies to distribute the CogSim Tactical Data Link Simulation Suite and TDL plug-in for VR-Forces Computer Generated Forces platform in Europe.
A select group of stakeholders explored the impact of emerging VR/AR/MR/XR immersive technologies on commercial pilot training at the second CAT Leader Forum Workshop. Capt. Jacques Drappier provides a report on the findings of the group discussion.
Aptima has seen continued growth in its Fairborn, Ohio office, with plans to hire additional personnel to support its work with the U.S. Department of Defense dedicated to preparing and training warfighters for mission readiness.
CAE USA has been awarded a contract valued at more than US$135 million, including options, by the United States Special Operations Command to lead integration efforts for the Special Operations Forces Global Situational Awareness initiative.
The world of aviation must move on – not only must training continue, but we need to select some new thinking and find new opportunities in a post-Covid world. Come join the discussion at Virtual AAETS.