Army Invests in New Training Tools Amidst Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised questions about how soldiers will be able to prepare for war while implementing safety procedures. This has prompted the Army to revamp its training and further invest in new virtual reality technology.
Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais, synthetic training environment cross-functional team director at Army Futures Command, said the pandemic has highlighted the importance of virtual training technology. The synthetic training environment, or STE, is a 3D soldier training tool that converges live, virtual, constructive training and gaming environments to help troops better prepare for high-end warfare against advanced adversaries such as China and Russia or other potential foes. LVC leverages virtual reality and other computer-generated entities.