In our staff training courses at SWEDINT we use the simulator to visualise lessons learned or injects to a larger scenario, to get the same picture of situations and to practice decision-making.

Photo: Jan Gustafsson/Försvarsmakten
Photo: VBS
Photo: VBS
Photo: VBS
Photo: Jan Gustafsson/Försvarsmakten
Photo: Jan Gustafsson/Försvarsmakten

Captain Johan Litorp is responsible for the VRX (Virtual Reality Exercise) facility:

“Internally we call our concept “Body-Brain” which means that one of us sit in the control room and controls the body of the avatars the students are interacting with, and the students will be the brains making the decisions. They sit in the room and by voice tell the body what to do, which we hear through a microphone. They will see this virtual world from a first person perspective and will encounter persons and situations, to which they must react. The students will hear the voice of the persons they meet from speakers in front of them and can talk straight to the screen. In most cases, we have the company of role-players in the control room that control different persons in the scenario. We pause the scenario from time to time and have discussions and exchange experiences.

We can also produce geo-specific terrain and objects using satellite photos, height-data and a bit of patience. The VRX training is always an appreciated part of the courses.”