Military planners and policy makers, face an increasingly unpredictable world which poses an unprecedented range of potential conflicts. Threats come from state and non-state actors and emerge from breakdown and chaos in which there are no identifiable foes.
Proven and emerging technologies now offer the capability to conduct much, if not most, operational training in simulators and synthetic networked environments, and there are many high quality training systems achieving excellent results. However, while there are often-stated aspirations for synthetic training, there is little overall vision and direction in bringing these together. If the potential for synthetic training is to be realized, a more collective and coherent approach is needed.
Air Marshal Andy Turner, Air Officer Commanding 22 (Training) Group
Ian Bell, Vice President and General Manager of CAE Europe Middle East and Africa
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