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What You Should Know / December 13, 2009

img-406 -- A crew of soldiers in a Humvee search the Afghani landscape around them. All seems peaceful. Suddenly there’s a blinding flash, a loud bang and smoke surrounds them. Their ears ring as they try to get their bearings.Fortunately, it’s only a simulation — this time.The IED Battle Drill Reality Trainer is a souped-up Humvee built to make training ground troops feel like they’re in the middle of the action. A 10-foot- high, 270-degree screen wraps the scene around them. They hear the sounds of engines and gunfire as the vehicle “travels” on a stationary base that provides all the sensations of movement.

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  • 1. internal exile  |  December 14th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Why not just simulate the whole war?

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