TRAINING CENTRE OF THE ROYAL DUTCH AIRFORCE BEGIN USING VIRTUAL BATTLESPACE

BN De Stem, a regional Dutch newspaper, recently reported on the introduction of Virtual Battlespace for use with the training center of the Royal Dutch Air Force. Read a translation of the article below.


AIRBASE: GAMES WITH TRAINING


Royal military air force training center located in Woensdrecht is introducing gaming for training purposes.


Hoogerheide - The airbase in Woensdrecht is going to use computer simulation for training of students.


Titled as ‘Serious Gaming,’ the training centre of the Royal Netherlands Air Force will be the first unit of the Royal Netherlands Air Force to make use of computer simulation during its training.


The system will be introduced on February 25th. By using this system the Dutch Defense can cut training costs and it will shorten the students’ training time.


The computer program Virtual Battlespace is - contrary to existing computer games - specially designed for the Dutch Defense, resulting in additional options such as the right vehicles, weaponry and gear that they use in real life. Besides that, the military can train in different terrain types, such as Uruzgan and the Port of Rotterdam.