Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A new virtual training system to prepare soldiers for combat will be demonstrated Thursday at Fort Leavenworth.
The Dismounted Soldier Training System uses helmet-mounted screens that show soldiers what they could face on combat patrols in various settings. Noises such as gunfire are delivered through speakers in the helmet.
The Army says the system gives soldiers a 360-degree view of the battlefield and the location of other soldiers, letting them train to perform their tasks in a safe environment. During the exercises, they carry the weapons they would use in combat.