FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. Australian Army Maj. Adam Murcott, in partnership with TRADOC Proponent Office-Synthetic Training Environment and the Combined Arms Center-Training Innovation Facility, developed a prototype class on the components of an HE 155 round. Murcott is an exchange officer working at the TRADOC Proponent Office-Constructive, part of the National Simulation Center.
Where an inert round cross section of the 155 round would cost ~70,000, Murcott developed a superior visualization class using free tools and programs.
The CAC-TIF staff then imported Murcott’s work into the CAC-TIF created VORTX program. Augmented reality classes like this can fundamentally change how the army trains and learns - saving money and increasing the rate at which knowledge is transferred.