Soldiers on (Virtual) Patrol

By Jamie Condliffe on at

This is not a drill. In fact, it’s a virtual drill. You’re looking at soldiers from the 35th Engineer Brigade of the Missouri National Guard as they use a VR training tool known as the Dismounted Soldier Training System.

The system uses motion tracking to allow soldiers to train in a simulated deployed environment, performing simulated foot patrols and clearing buildings in virtual surroundings. It might look a bit silly from here, but it’s an incredibly affordable way to train soldiers in all kinds of environments—without them having to leave their military base.

[Missouri National Guard via Engadget]

Images by U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Samantha J. Whitehead

Soldiers on (Virtual) Patrol

Soldiers on (Virtual) Patrol

Soldiers on (Virtual) Patrol

Soldiers on (Virtual) Patrol

Soldiers on (Virtual) Patrol