State-of-the-Art of Immersive Training Technology
The level of complexity in the coalition environment demands a rehearsal framework in pre-deployment training” (US CENTCOM CCJ6-P). To extend the Afghan Mission Network Training, Staging and Mission networks model, the authors propose an approach to support the process of training and preparing transitioning forces during the pre-deployment phase. This approach exploits Modelling and Simulation (M&S) within a web-based training framework and it is designed to suit a Future Mission Network (FMN).The proposed concept is based on state-of-the-art immersive devices coupled with web-based virtual simulators, serious games and virtual worlds making them accessible through social learning technology to support individual and collective training for Commanders, staff and dismounted soldiers. The framework is suitable to be used to conduct remote distributed training and rapid prototyping activities in a web-based networked environment. Furthermore, it is suitable to be implemented in a Joint Enterprise Information environment like the NATO Training and Education Network (NTEN) fitting the NATO Future Mission Network initiative.