US Navy to use VR training for sailors

US Navy to use VR training for sailors


The US Navy has announced a major overhaul of the LCS programme that includes virtual reality (VR) training using sophisticated simulators.
At Naval Base San Diego, sailors are training for deployment on the ships of the future – all without stepping off dry land.

The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Training Facility is designed to train not only individual sailors but whole crews while ashore, shortening or even eliminating some of the on-the-job training aboard the actual ship at sea.
The LCS programme has been plagued with technical glitches and problems since before the first ship was launched in 2008. The ships were years late and way over budget.
The US Navy has recently opted to “reboot” the training and testing regimens of the entire LCS fleet.


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