Annex E. International Armaments Strategy
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

1. Virtual Reality and Training (France)

Description: Human performance modeling and virtual reality technology contributes to enhanced battlefield (soldier) performance via high fidelity, low-risk simulation and training. France and the UK are recognized leaders in this opportunity area.

Justification: Several ASTMP milestones involve the use of simulation [distributed interactive simulation (DIS)] and virtual reality concepts in the development of synthetic environments designed to enhance training and performance for commanders, Special Forces, Infantry teams, and aircrews.

Implementation: An umbrella agreement concerning Technology Research and Development Projects (TRDP) exists with France, and is a potential vehicle for establishing a Project Agreement (PA) covering this technology.


Dr. Rodney Smith
Army Materiel Command
5001 Eisenhower Blvd
Alexandria, VA 22333-0001
e-mail: [email protected]


Mr. Stephen Cohn
Army Research Laboratory
2800 Powder Mill Road
Adelphi, MD 20783-1197
e-mail: [email protected]