"Currently, more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas. By 2050, about 70% of the world's population is expected to live in urban areas. Over 60% of the land projected to become urban by 2030 is yet to be built. Half of the population of Asia is expected to live in urban areas by 2020, while Africa is likely to reach a 50% urbanization rate only in 2035. In 1970, Tokyo and New York were the only megacities. Today, there are 13 megacities in Asia, 4 in Latin America, and two each in Africa, Europe and Northern America. Megacities account for a small though increasing proportion of the world urban population: 9,9% in 2011 and 13,6% in 2025. Over half of the urban population lives and will continue to live in small urban centres with fewer than half a million inhabitants. In 2011, Northern America had the highest level of urbanization (82,2%), followed by Latin America and the Caribbean (79,1%). The rate of urbanization is expected to be the highest in Africa and Asia over the coming decades. Over the next four decades, urban population is likely to treble in Africa and to increase by 1,7 times in Asia. Of the 187.066 new city dwellers that will be added to the world's urban population every day between 2012 and 2015, 91,5%, or 171.213, will be born in a developing country. In 2011, 75% of the rural population were concentrated in 19 countries, mostly located inAfrica or Asia (with the exception of Brazil, the Russian Federation and the United States). The largest rural population (853 million) is found in India, followed by China (666 million)."
Complex operational environments can present significant demands, which threaten the successful completion of mission requirements.
Such demands may include information overload, multiple high-priority tasks, and increased time pressures.
Special force operators and dismounted infantry risk their lives for their countries on a daily basis. They always strive towards higher quality education and training. To be Agile, Flexible and Ready.
But how do you measure if you train the best way possible?
Even when you are part of a Special Operations Forces (SOF) unit, there are limits to what you can do in time and budget.
More than 90% of contemporary MOUT & SOUT curricula up to platoon level training is based around live training at urban ops sites, shooting houses, etc. Live training provides the stimuli for physical and technical skills that are the foundation of every operator
Unfortunately, live training also has its restrictions.
However, it can be so much better: by offering a variety of (cultural) environments, a mix of controllable role play that provide triggers exactly when you need them plus an objective during- and after action review that shows what can be improved upon.
RE-liON BLACKSUIT provides this.... and much more.
RE-liON BLACKSUIT is based on virtual reality technology. Depending on your needs, it provides a mission rehearsal capability and/or team training for close quarters battle (CQB) and urban movement. Although you might think so, it is not meant as a training program for marksmanship.
Integrating BLACKSUIT in your pipeline offers substantial benefits live simulation lacks:
And all of that culturally correct without overhead in planning and logistics.
BLACKSUIT -alone- is not the solution. However, by adding BLACKSUIT to your toolbox, you maximize training results. Depending on your training goals, you choose the best training tool available.
During and after a training, detailed recordings of performance are available immediately, from every angle. This changes the review in a positive way from if something happened to why something happened. By reviewing and discussing tactical manoeuvres, team members get a better understanding of what is happening during for instance an assault. This is the precision part in 'speed & precision'.
Read this paper for more details:
- The effect of immediate feedback and after-action reviews (AARs) on learning, retention and transfer (PDF)
Working with virtual terrains and scenarios only for computer specialists
Think again. The Scenario Development Station (SDS), which is a standard part of BLACKSUIT, enables specialists in training without a degree in computer science or geo-information to work with virtual terrains and develop the scenarios that you need. Sketching a relatively simple building in 3D only takes 15 minutes.
This is revealed by a study executed by TNO for the Netherlands Armed Forces. Compare this to other simulation systems that claim the same but cause motion sickness and show little value when compared to desktop serious gaming.
In conclusion, BLACKSUIT gives your unit: