An interesting article from National Defense looking at how the US Airforce are taking their training to the next level:

The Air Force is pursuing new training capabilities to prepare its warfighters for high-end combat. The service plans to build vast, integrated networks of simulation tools to enable its forces to train together in realistic environments on a scale never seen before.

Department leaders have been banging the drum about the need to bolster preparedness.

“At the highest levels of Air Force it’s been very clear that simulators are key to … readiness,” said Col. John Kurian, senior materiel leader of the simulators division at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.

The service’s “2035 Flight Plan” calls for developing a training environment that has the right level of fidelity for the missions that airmen are preparing for, he noted.

Read the full article at National Defense