Members of the U.S. Army’s Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Team and industry partners will provide 1st Infantry Division leaders and Soldiers an opportunity to test cutting edge virtual reality training systems and provide feedback during a user assessment at Fort Riley April 22 – 26.
Soldiers will assess a prototype virtual reality system designed to replicate the wide range of ground combat vehicles in the 1st Infantry Division, including the M1 Abrams Tank, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the “Humvee,” as well as dismounted Infantry Squad Operations.
The Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Team is part of the Army Futures Command and recently conducted an aviation user assessment at Fort Carson, Colo. Soldiers at Fort Riley will be assessing the Reconfigurable Virtual Collective Trainer-Ground, which – when fielded — would allow units to conduct collective training from squad through the battalion level.
These assessments are intended to get the developing technologies in the hands of Soldier-users to provide feedback early in the process and help developers build the requirements. Soldiers will be assessing prototypes that are early in the development stage.
The STE Cross Functional Team, based in Orlando, Fla., is one of the Army’s eight cross functional teams designed to reduce the delivery time of new capabilities by integrating critical functions up front in the acquisition process.