The work of Marines is task-oriented. To be able to effectively apply simulator technology, it is important to systematically measure simulator effectiveness for training and to develop a mechanism to use simulators to improve the effectiveness of the transfer of skills and knowledge.
Ship control and navigation are visually supported tasks, especially in confined areas. Learning visual skills is an important process in the development of proficiency in control and navigation. In many simulators, the visual simulations are provided with systems that have limited capabilities to represent some stimuli. The result can be distortion of distance perceptions as an observer moves around the simulated bridge.
It is possible to stimulate lessons by participating in a simulation involving a crew change, a watch relief, two ports unfamiliar to the new watch officers, and a transit speed that was excessive for the situation but not readily apparent. As the scenario unfolded, bridge team members created enough pressures and problems for themselves without any instruction. The need for more effective passage planning and improved communications among bridge team members was no less apparent than it might have been in a situation artificially influenced by role reversals or problems inserted by the instructor.
To enhance fighting power of tactical forces, many complexities of modern operations must be pushed downward. AI solutions connect leaders to small unit decision making tools to deliver all data to proceed with air and surface fires strikes and order up resupply. The device will give the leader access to intelligence from all sources tactical to strategic.
Patrol Planning App, lets Marines visually map out their patrol routes, build their warning orders and search patrols from previous squads. They can display their actual patrol routes instead of trying to recall where they traveled using a two-dimensional map.
Marines on patrol can subscribe to critical information, pertinent to his location and have that information exchanged seamlessly across the enterprise to a future handheld device.