Australia plans to use virtual reality to train soldiers

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The Australian government has allocated 2,2 a million dollars to create a virtual reality program to train the military. The program will be implemented by the University of Newcastle, using biometrics and virtual reality (VR) technology in its creation, reports Tribune

Australia plans to use virtual reality to train soldiers


A statement made by Australian Defense Minister Christopher Pyne said that the final training program should be able to simulate various real-world scenarios, which will allow the military to be trained in situations that are unpredictable for them and thereby train their psychological flexibility.

In the course of these experiments, data will be collected, on the basis of which experts will be able to determine how each individual soldier is ready for real combat operations. This project is funded by the Australian Government, the Defense Research Technology Group (DSTG) and the Australian Army.

It is assumed that during the playback of virtual scenarios, the military will face various difficult situations, for example, in the scenario of evacuating the wounded by helicopter, they will have to learn to interact with the rescuers, determine the order in which the wounded are sent and make the right decisions on the organization of defense actions. At the same time, the complexity of the situation can be varied, which will help to conduct gradual training and, as a result, teach the military to cope with the most difficult psychological situations.
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  1. +2
    23 October 2017 11: 31
    plans to use virtual reality

    But beating Australopithecus will be real.
    1. +3
      23 October 2017 11: 33
      I don’t know about Australopithecus, but they are always ready to be mongrel.
      Quote: reservist
      plans to use virtual reality

      But beating Australopithecus will be real.
      1. +3
        23 October 2017 11: 35
        It would be better to play paintball, more good, but apparently there are balls hurt. laughing
        1. +7
          23 October 2017 11: 41
          "You will replace the woman, the weather and the drink with" something similar. "" (c) R. Heinlein, novel "Tunnel in the Sky".
          The same goes for military training. Virtual simulators are good, but they will not replace training at a real facility.
          1. +3
            23 October 2017 11: 45
            They already think that they will fight with the help of joysticks, controlling robots. lol
            1. +4
              23 October 2017 11: 47
              Have seen enough of all the "Avatars" and the like, "Surrogates." fool
              1. +1
                23 October 2017 11: 55
                Yeah, and then they are surprised that in the war they kill and you can’t recover.
                1. +4
                  23 October 2017 11: 58
                  And the last successful save does not load ... crying
          2. +1
            23 October 2017 12: 03
            Quote: Jedi
            "You will replace the woman, the weather and the drink with" something similar. "" (c) R. Heinlein, novel "Tunnel in the Sky".

            Hey, go ahead, monkeys!

            Or do you want to live forever?

            Unknown sergeant. 1918 year

            Robert Heinlein Star landing
            1. +4
              23 October 2017 12: 06
              I respect the people who read Heinlein! good hi drinks
              1. +1
                23 October 2017 12: 10
                Quote: Jedi
                I respect the people who read Heinlein!

                In 1991, he found a shabby volume "I have a spacesuit, ready to travel," and it began .... laughing
                1. +4
                  23 October 2017 12: 14
                  Wow! My acquaintance with him took place in the same 1991 after reading the magazine "Young Technician", where his article "Star Infantry" was mentioned in an article about soldiers of the future. Yes
                  1. +1
                    23 October 2017 12: 17
                    Quote: Jedi
                    where in the article about the soldiers of the future his Star Infantry was mentioned.

                    Yes, everywhere I came across a mention, it was first published with us in the year 95, although I could be wrong.
          3. +1
            23 October 2017 12: 09
            "Distance learning, it's like distance learning."
            Old student wisdom. Let them train, it is interesting then to look at them in a real battle.
          4. 0
            23 October 2017 12: 49
            and what do you say to that? They are also mongrel and are afraid that the balls are hurt?
            https://tvzvezda.ru/news/forces/content/201702081
            045-hz8s.htm
    2. +6
      23 October 2017 11: 57
      Quote: reservist
      But beating Australopithecus will be real.

      Who? Yes, they really haven’t fought in the least. only sash in the wings
  2. +4
    23 October 2017 11: 31
    And will they also fight virtually?
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    2. +6
      23 October 2017 12: 00
      Quote: 210ox
      And will they also fight virtually?

      at home, on the couch, on the computer. they need to send our "Tanchiki" there
    3. +1
      23 October 2017 12: 16
      It's like Emilien from a taxi movie. On a computer, the first racer, in real life, never learned to drive. laughing
  3. +2
    23 October 2017 11: 32
    One strongest army in the Eurasian continent is already using ARMA-3 for training; people on their heads hopelessly behind laughing
    1. +3
      23 October 2017 11: 40
      then Dear Countryman garbage !!!!! but about Russian hackers they forgot something !!!!!! Can you imagine WHAT they will do with the poor fellow !!!!!! good Yes, they will not look to the Russian side !!! immediately begin to shoot amers .... for instinct !!! engraved ... like Pavlov’s dogs ... lol
      1. +8
        23 October 2017 12: 05
        Quote: d ^ Amir
        but about Russian hackers they forgot something !!!!!!

        if these, then never !!!!
  4. +5
    23 October 2017 11: 44
    The Australian Bushmen seemed to have killed everyone, and virtuality remained.
    1. +6
      23 October 2017 12: 08
      Quote: Egorovich
      The Australian Bushmen seem to have killed everyone,

      How was it interrupted? they have them in reserve

      and this is their commander
  5. +3
    23 October 2017 11: 56
    virtual reality programs for military training

    Pokemon will drive
  6. +2
    23 October 2017 12: 12
    In the first and second MV shone here and there with their shorts and hats, but military successes were not observed. Let them learn at least on simulators, otherwise they will forget why the army is needed and what soldiers are doing in it.
  7. 0
    23 October 2017 12: 33
    laughing Oh, something is late, we have most of the children, young men, and the adult population, these courses have long passed.
  8. +1
    23 October 2017 21: 13
    And I recall that from 1982 to the 88th we did not have any emergency during grenade throwing. Although the soldiers complied with all standards 1 and 2, this was “throwing a defensive grenade from cover” and “throwing in the movement of an offensive grenade”. Who knows what it is, he will understand. But now, with 100% moral readiness to throw a grenade after the “counter strikes” and “arm”, the grenade throwing for military personnel was refused at all because of the mass of wounds. At best they throw a training disc. So training in this same virtual reality does not give any advantages in real combat. Well, maybe even killing fish with pomegranates can give experience.
    Around the same picture in shooting. I remember that half of our conscripts during the Soviet era fired three bullets from AK at the training camp after the 9th grade and almost all shot from the “small things” and dismantled the same AK in schools. So at the shooting before the Oath, the commanders were almost not worried. But what’s going on now?! .. But almost everyone plays “stalker” and other “call of duti”. So I consider it a waste of money.

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