VBS2 US Army Lite
VBS2 US Army Lite
in the last years, virtual environment trainer (vet) / virtual reality trainers (vrts) have been widely used for training purposes. these are simulations that enable the user to be immersed in a virtual environment while controlling the actions of a simulated character. the most common training scenarios are tactical training or field training exercises. in military environments, vets are used to train soldiers in the use of weapon systems, tactics, procedures and equipment. the use of vets is widespread in the us army. the state department and the us army are leading the way to virtual environments as a training tool. there are many reasons for using vets, but it is important to understand the applications of these systems.
vbs2 is used for military training within the us army. units from the army are using vbs2 to train in the tactical use of weapons and in procedures and tactics. vbs2 can be used in two different modes. these are known as the tiger team training mode and the full-motion simulator. the tiger team training mode is used to train large groups of soldiers in a single session. the full-motion simulator allows soldiers to be trained individually. in the latter case, each user has their own virtual environment that they can see through their own windows. these can be in the form of a computer screen or vr headset. the various military units using vbs2 are the us marines, us army and the us air force. each of the three branches of the us military has a different attitude to virtual reality training. the us marines were the first to develop virtual environments for training purposes. full-motion simulators were used to train in tactical skills and in the use of weapons. the us army is now adopting the vet/ vrt program to train soldiers in tactical skills and in the use of weapons. the us army has contracted with microsoft to create a virtual environment trainer which will allow the us army to train in the use of weapons.