Alion Showcases Virtual Ship Trainer at I/ITSEC
At the onset of a fire, flood or hull breach on the Littoral Combat Ship, readiness control officers need to react quickly and know proper protocols. Their training includes using Alion’s Virtual Maintenance Performance Aid (VMPA) to practice damage control and force protection in an immersive, 3D environment.
At the recent Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), Alion demonstrated VMPA and Chris Velez, Program Manager, discussed the technology in an interview with the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA).
VMPA uses high fidelity, interior ship re-creations for real-life training. The system is currently in use by the U.S. Navy in Rhode Island and San Diego.
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Click here to learn more about VMPA.