To address the challenges posed by increasing fuel prices and ensuring flight safety, military forces across the globe are migrating from live training missions to simulators. Militaries are incorporating simulators into their training programs to cut down various operating costs associated with the training involved with real equipment. Governments are also planning to shift the majority of pilot training to simulators.
Visual systems are evolving at a rapid pace and are enabling suppliers to create synthetic environments that would otherwise be difficult to replicate in live training exercises. Such systems give personnel the opportunity to learn from their mistakes and be more accurate in combat situations. Governments consider live training programs to be expensive and logistically difficult; simulators are a cost effective and flexible alternative. Militaries are gradually moving towards a balanced mix of live training and simulator training.
Samrat Adepu, Defense Analyst at Publisher, said:
“Most militaries are increasing the practicality of training processes by using augmented and virtual reality (VR) technologies. Simulators are moving towards augmented and mixed reality concepts, rather than simply employing VR technology. The mixed reality concept helps to build a better training setup and improves the performance of trainees, while simultaneously reducing operational costs.”