Simulation-Based Training for IED Awareness – Best Practices and Experiences

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Authors
  1. Jarmasz, J.
  2. Wojtarowicz, D.
  3. Dielschneider, J.
  4. Ueno, K.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) have been major threat to CF soldiers in recent conflicts (e.g., in Afghanistan) and will likely continue to be a threat in the foreseeable future. Accordingly, Defence Research & Development Canada - Toronto (DRDC Toronto) has been investigating training methods and technologies to better prepare soldiers to detect and assess IED threats in theatre. One of these tools, the IED Awareness Simulator, was designed by DRDC Toronto around the “serious games” Virtual Battle Space 2 (VBS2) platform, for the purpose of training the team aspects of IED detection in convoys. This report describes the design requirements for the IED Awareness Simulation, the procedures we developed for using it during counter-IED training events, and our “lessons learned” about what works well and what doesn’t in the simulator, in particular regarding its core application, VBS2. We conclude with recommendations for the development of future synthetic training environments for teamwork and command-and-control in tactical asymmetric conflicts.

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Keywords
IEDs;Counter-IED;Virtual Battle Space 2;VBS2;training;collective training;simulation-based training;CAMX;Lessons Learned
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-TM-2013-027 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Mar 2013
Number of Pages
115
DSTKIM No
CA038242
CANDIS No
538295
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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