Ministry of Defence to introduces state-of-the-art VR military training programmes to Sri Lankan forces

Ministry of Defence to introduces state-of-the-art VR military training programmes to Sri Lankan forces

Ministry of Defence to introduces state-of-the-art VR military training programmes to Sri Lankan forces

Written by Staff Writer

12 Mar, 2019 | 12:41 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Centre for Research and Development (CRD) of the Ministry of Defence has made a massive breakthrough in military training with the introduction of the state of the art technology: Virtual reality military training for Sri Lankan armed forces.

Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake noted that Sri Lanka Army has managed to implement the first Digital Close Quarter Combat Theatre aka MILO (similar to what US Army utilizes in their training exercises) to enhance the training experience of Sri Lankan Commandos and Special Forces.

One of the most significant features of this VR training simulation is the use of life-size videos to enable the user to experience life-like real-time situations forcing them to take life and death decisions; to be ultimately advantageous in their real-life operations.

The training platform is capable of evaluating individuals and providing feedback based on their training session. During the live firing sessions, the users have the opportunity to master their engaging or disengaging decisions, skill building, to take decisions under stress, hone their skills, adapting, surviving and strategizing according to tense situations, enormously; which would eventually save lives in the battlefield.

The innovative, cutting edge project of the Digital Close Quarter Combat Theatre was spearheaded by Major Bandula Nishshanka of the Army based on instructions of Director General of the CRD, Brigadier Dr. Thiran De Silva.

The programme is to be introduced initially to Commandos, Special Forces and Training facilities before it is to be introduced to the Sri Lanka Air Force, Navy and Police in the near future.


 

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