|US DoD Training and Simulation Market, Forecast to 2021|
|Advanced Technologies Will Produce Cost and Time Efficiencies by Providing High-Quality Training When and Where Needed|
The US armed services are beginning to see the benefits of mixed reality training; however, more funding needs to be dedicated to researching and developing the optimal mix of virtual and live training to maximize cost efficiencies. Demand for increasingly complex and realistic virtual environments, immersive virtual training, and distributed learning programs to provide required training in the right place and at the right time continues to drive innovation. US defense contractors must strive to innovate through research investments or synergistic partnerships, especially with commercial companies that specialize in software development, to maintain an edge on competitors. As technology advances, especially in the area of virtual training, competition will continue to increase. This study provides a wealth of information about current and future trends that will shape tomorrow’s military training processes and programs.
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