NextGen Federal Systems has been awarded a contract. CONTRIBUTED

Virtual reality training: NextGen Federal Systems awarded military contract

NextGen Federal Systems was recently awarded a contract to help provide enhanced virtual training for military personnel.

The effort is focused on adding virtual training elements to the Memorial Tunnel Training Complex, which is operated by the West Virginia Army National Guard and located in Galloway, West Virginia. NextGen has an office in Beavercreek.

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The enhanced training component developed by NextGen will support a range of Chemical, Biological, Radiation, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) incident scenarios that include fire, smoke, simulated screams of injured and trapped personnel to simulate possible crisis situations and corresponding decontamination, evacuation, and other safety/response measures.

As part of the contract effort, NextGen will develop a hardware and software system to support virtual reality and augmented reality training scenarios to significantly reduce cost. The virtual reality-based training will support immersive distance learning and the augmented-reality based software will enhance onsite training by providing a multiplayer, augmented reality training component.

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