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VAST virtual at sea training

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posted on Nov, 10 2004 @ 04:55 PM

The virtual at sea training system or VAST allows warfighters to hone their live-fire combat skills while at sea. The Vast system is able to succesfully score precisely where the ordanance actualy landed - a significant milestone in ensuring effective at sea combat training.

VAST is actually comprised of a system by which the the ship's crew or a "spotter" sees a realistic presentation - for example, a landmass with the topography of a 'real world' target - which corresponds to an area located over open ocean.

During training exercises, the operator fires at the simulation of what they might expect to see in combat, while the ordance actualy lands within an array of buoys in the water. Exercise evaluators, monitoring the target practice on a computer screen, could be either aboard a ship or somewhere ashore.

Because they can program it they can program it to project all types of threats you encounter in the ocean. They can also do worst case scenerio exercises will help our sailors to learn how to think on their feet.

[edit on 16-11-2004 by blue cell]


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