Imagine a world in which SWAT teams and local police departments could rehearse responding to shootings and other crises on school campuses using a real-time virtual environment that replicates the school building precisely?
Well, that capability exists, and through state-of-the-art PC-based gaming technology, entire SWAT teams or police departments can take part in virtual training simulations against suspects and enemies that think and react independently or as a team.
I caught up with Dynamic Animation Systems, the company that produces these networked simulators, at the recent GOVSEC show in Washington, D.C. Here’s a look at their Virtual Interactive Combat Environment (or VICE) simulator.
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