The Small Arms and Leadership Immersive Virtual Training Simulator (VIRTSIM) is expected to be fully operational later this year at the Kem Sirajuddin in Gemas
VIRTSIM system allows training in a range of re-configurable environments. User-customisable scenarios can be configured within these environments to train individuals in direct action, counter-terrorism, react to contact, or other Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) based on the Current Operating Environment (COE).
VIRTSIM trainees are fully immersed “head-to-toe” in training scenarios requiring the execution of basic individual maneuvers, complex unit tactics, and mission rehearsals. They are able to train as individuals, in teams, or in full squads.
Trainees have complete freedom of movement to run, jump, or crawl throughout the full volume (up to 5,000 square feet – equivalent to a basketball court), unrestricted by wires or tethers.
The VIRTSIM handgun is realistic in weight and dimensions. It provides recoil and requires reloading of magazines. The replica handgun can virtually represent almost any make or model.
The VIRTSIM replica rifle provides realism in weight and dimensions. The replica rifle provides the trainee with recoil, and limits the number of rounds to the magazine capacity before reloading is required. If elected, random malfunctions can be wirelessly introduced, increasing realism and stress and requiring trainees to perform immediate action drills to clear the weapon under combat conditions.
Each trainee’s performance is summarized in a database for the team leader’s easy access.
VIRTSIM After Action Report (AAR) capability addresses trainees’ performance ranging from basic individual maneuvers to the more complex nature of team and squad maneuvers and mission rehearsals. This 3D AAR provides playback of all actions and shots from every angle, as well as from each participant’s individual perspective. All trainee body motions and all shots fired by every participant are recorded and displayed, and every training session is automatically catalogued and stored in an accessible database. These sessions are available for replay at any time.
Trainers can evaluate weapon discipline, sector responsibility, use of cover, and every shot a trainee has fired, allowing them to address safety concerns and tactical errors throughout the process.