Simulation has changed military training. A lot.
When militaries started using simulators back in the 1930s, live training remained the priority. Things have reversed now where live training opportunities seem to be few and far between. Most militaries seem to have adopted the strategy of General Charles Krulak USMC who, in the 1990s, purchased commercially available gaming equipment to hone his troops decision-making under pressure. Today, as explained by Rusmat Ahmed from Bohemia International Simulations, the opportunities are better than ever but much depends on who is in charge. And the future shouldn’t simply be about integrating at ever greater scale – not if value-for-money and training outcomes are the predominant consideration.