XR Training awarded contract to build Amphibious Combat Vehicle Trainer for U.S. Marines

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May 6, 2024 – XR Training, a provider of sophisticated training systems that are portable, efficient, scalable, and trackable, has recently announced that it has been awarded a contract to develop a virtual reality (VR) driver training system for an Amphibious Combat Vehicle by the U.S. Marine Corps.

XR Training stated that the Amphibious Combat Vehicle Training System solves the U.S. Marines’ initial task of providing volume-based training, and utilizes a solution that involves the emerging technologies that today’s Marines have grown up using, such as VR.

“It is an honor that the U.S. Marine Corps has agreed that our driver training solution reached the level of quality required to solve their problem,” said Neil Levin, CEO of XR Training. “This follow-on commitment both validates our idea and demonstrates that military leaders understand the need to use XR technologies for our most sacred of tasks. That is, protecting our young Marines as they prepare to take on any threat.”

By combining virtual reality software with hardware that reinforces the training experience through motion and tactile engagement, the driver training system enables soldiers to train in a realistic environment that helps to simulate real-world Warfighter scenarios.

“When we first took on the challenge of developing Warfighter training tools for the next generation, we knew XR would be crucial to not only creating a viable solution, but also bringing the Corps emerging technologies other industries have long been implementing to improve efficiency and effectiveness,” added Levin.

Led by XR Training, a consortium of small businesses including Talon Simulations, 302 Interactive, and Theory Studios in Orlando will work together with the company to fulfill the agreement, producing 81 simulators by the end of 2024. The companies will then be tasked with providing two-plus years of training and sustainment services.

“The follow-up Agreement from the U.S. Marine Corps begins an exciting chapter for us as we look forward to continuing our work with XR Training to produce motion simulators at scale,” said Talon CEO Brandon Naids, whose company specializes in immersive vehicle simulators for entertainment centers and training institutes.

XR Training was awarded the production agreement through an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with Consortium Management Group, Inc. (CMG) on behalf of Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace (C5) with the U.S. Marine Corps to develop the system. OTAs allow federal agencies to rapidly enter into agreements with Non-traditional Defense Contractors, such as small businesses, research institutions and nonprofit organizations.

For more information on XR Training and its virtual reality training simulations and solutions, please visit the company’s website.

Image credit: Talon Simulations

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