By Sean Green | STRIKEWERX Marketing and Communication Director

BOSSIER CITY, La. — A vendor for the STRIKEWERX Advanced Training Concepts Challenge is giving Air Force Global Strike Command a preview of their solution.

Adaptive Immersion Technologies, who is creating the Explosive Ordnance Disposal trainer as part of the challenge solution, is offering a 2-minute video to preview their gamified training. You can see the video below:

AIT is tasked with creating a high-fidelity, enjoyable, immersive training experience at the individual and collective level on how best to respond to an aircraft accident scenario. 

In addition to AIT, JANUS Research Group and Long Wave Incorporated were selected to aid the AFGSC Office of the Chief Scientist in creating effective, modern technologies and training methods for better trained, more competent, proficient, and skilled Airmen.

JANUS will provide training for the B-52 Communications area. Specifically providing a formal training unit for students, which doesn’t currently exist, at the individual and collective level. 

Longwave will provide a trainer for E-4B Communications Maintenance, which will overcome a lack of aircraft for hands-on training so Airmen can perform standardized, communications system repairs. 

The companies were selected via the STRIKEWERX Advanced Training Concepts Challenge. STRIKEWERX launched the challenge in October 2021, during which market research identified 25 finalists from more than 100 submissions, presented virtually. Eight were selected to present at an in-person showcase held in May 2022. 

These solutions will be further developed in the prototyping stage. If the prototypes prove beneficial, they could be scaled for operational use.