Boeing Team Demonstrates Fully Immersive Training Environment for US Army Ground Forces

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo — The Boe­ing Com­pa­ny [NYSE: BA] was part of a team that demon­strat­ed a ful­ly immer­sive and inte­grat­ed envi­ron­ment for ground forces train­ing Sept. 29–30 at Fort Leonard Wood. The envi­ron­ment repli­cat­ed an urban set­ting in Afghanistan, includ­ing cos­tumed actors flu­ent in the local lan­guages, real­is­tic audio effects and typ­i­cal archi­tec­ture.

“Our cus­tomers want to pro­vide their sol­diers and Marines with a train­ing envi­ron­ment as com­pre­hen­sive as air­crews receive in air­craft sim­u­la­tors,” said Mark McGraw, Boe­ing vice pres­i­dent for Train­ing Sys­tems & Ser­vices. “If we can train them in immer­sive and stress­ful envi­ron­ments before they deploy, we can help them make bet­ter deci­sions to accom­plish their mis­sions and return home safe­ly.”

Boe­ing has iden­ti­fied and cre­at­ed inno­v­a­tive train­ing tools that can be seam­less­ly inte­grat­ed into exist­ing facil­i­ties at oth­er mil­i­tary instal­la­tions. These include the Vir­tu­al Mis­sion Board — a table with a built-in touch screen for track­ing par­tic­i­pants, con­trol­ling the exer­cise and record­ing data for the after-action review.

Boeing’s indus­try part­ners for the event includ­ed Advan­tage Mold Inc., Cre­ative Tech­nolo­gies Inc., the Leonard Wood Insti­tute, Iowa State Uni­ver­si­ty, Laser Shot Inc., MiLan­guages, Mil­i­tary Wraps, Ubisense and Zebra Imag­ing.

A unit of The Boe­ing Com­pa­ny, Boe­ing Defense, Space & Secu­ri­ty is one of the world’s largest defense, space and secu­ri­ty busi­ness­es spe­cial­iz­ing in inno­v­a­tive and capa­bil­i­ties-dri­ven cus­tomer solu­tions, and the world’s largest and most ver­sa­tile man­u­fac­tur­er of mil­i­tary air­craft. Head­quar­tered in St. Louis, Boe­ing Defense, Space & Secu­ri­ty is a $34 bil­lion busi­ness with 68,000 employ­ees world­wide. Fol­low us on Twit­ter: @BoeingDefense.

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Note to media: The Vir­tu­al Mis­sion Board will be on dis­play Oct. 25–27 dur­ing the Asso­ci­a­tion of the Unit­ed States Army annu­al meet­ing in Wash­ing­ton. A media demon­stra­tion will take place Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. East­ern time at the Boe­ing booth.

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