U.S. Army orders firearms simulator.

The U.S. Army has ordered a VirTra Systems multi-tiered, multi-system…

The U.S. Army has ordered a VirTra Systems multi-tiered, multi-system firearm simulator, the company announced.

The Army also contracted the company for a firearms simulator at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

“Being recognized by the United States military as the absolute best option for the most ultra-realistic, use-of-force simulation is indeed a great honor and testament to VirTra’s tireless team; however, we are not motivated by recognition. Our objective is to save lives and by creating the best simulation product on the market, we are doing our part to keep our troops, law enforcement and civilians safe,” said Don Andrus, president and chief operating officer of VirTra Systems.

About the contract:

According to the award, the U.S. Army has purchased one of VirTra’s world-class VirTra 300 MIL simulators with an elevated deck and HD sound effects for complete auditory immersion. This fully immersive five-screen, ultra-realistic military enhanced use-of-force simulator, is equipped with recoil kits, return fire simulation (Threat-Fire™ II) devices, multiple tetherless firearm recoil kits, a full Taser package, firearm refill and recharge stations, M16 rifle kits with Smart Magazines as were recoil kits for M-9 Berettas, M-16’s, M-4’s and Crew Served M240’s and M249’s. VirTra’s proprietary Recoil Refill Stations were also included in the award. The VirTra 300 is the only 5 screen, 300° simulator with seamless video available in the marketplace today. This fully immersive, ultra realistic training environment is as valuable in the Military community as it is in Law Enforcement.

In addition, the U.S. Army has awarded VirTra Systems the contract for a firearms training simulator at Ft. Huachuca, AZ. A mere 15 miles North of the Mexican border, Ft. Huachuca was used as headquarters for the campaign against Geronimo and tasked with guarding the U.S. border. The Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) provides police, fire, security and emergency services for the mountainous southern Arizona base. The organization chose the VirTra 300 LE over all others due to VirTra’s unparalleled immersive and effective training environment. Along with the simulator, several recoil kits and VirTra’s Threat-Fire™ II return fire simulator were purchased. The Threat-Fire™ II provides instant performance feedback via an acute biofeedback stimulus. This increases the intensity and effectiveness of the training, which aligns with the high standards of proficiency demanded by the DES.

Source: UPI.com.

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