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I/ITSEC: Cutting Edge Simulation and Training Trade Show Coverage (Page 4)

By Chris Ramseyer from Jan 24, 2012 @ 7:15 CST
Manufacturer: I/ITSEC

The Big Guns


Bullets are expensive these days thanks to our liberal left who think they can keep people from buying guns if they can't afford the bullets. Maybe that is why most training is done on simulators these days. OK, maybe not, but it's an election year so my head always goes to blaming the other side for everything.


This Humvee system was very impressive on all scales. You can see the big M60 on the top and just above the gun is the projector system that is equally impressive. The AVADirect computer systems that control five guns, the displays and the driving controls was tucked away so I couldn't get a shot of the array.


Most of the weapons used for combat training are actual weapons that have been slightly modified to use infrared lasers that project on the screen where they are picked up by sensors.


The Coast Guard gets some really cool toys; this simulator allows two people to fly while a third person mans the machine gun.


"Hey honey, what's for dinner? Oh, I'm just at the show shooting a machine gun and blowing cars up."


I have to admit that the tracking sensors and software is very precise. I think most of you reading this remember this game, at least I hope so. Don't make me feel old! If you remember the original game you remember the frustration from taking a shot that was spot on, but the duck still got away. Well that doesn't happen anymore with the latest sensors, full auto mode on a mil spec M16 helps a bit too.

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