What military would you take seriously that trains with video games? ‘Simulators’ are another story.
The US Navy has unveiled a multiplayer video game, called Strike Group Defender, aimed to train seamen to defend ships from missile raids.
NEW YORK, January 29 (Sputnik) – The US Navy has unveiled a video game for training seamen how to defend ships from missile raids by simulating airstrikes and teaching players how to react, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) revealed in a statement Thursday.
In the multiplayer game, called Strike Group Defender, players are exposed to various anti-ship missile attacks and must choose whether to respond with decoy flares, infrared-tracking systems or firepower, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) said in the statement.
“Strike Group Defender is an affordable, realistic way for personnel to understand and emulate the capabilities being developed in the IAMD FNC’s [Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Future Naval Capabilities (FNC)] and learn how those improvements enhance the means to respond to threats Navy ships face around the world,” the ONR program manager Scott Orosz said.
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