Advertising Deadline – 18th September 2017
Publication Date – 6th October 2017
US Navy Training Update
In an ever-changing maritime strategic environment, MS&T provides an update on the major training initiatives in the US Navy. The past year has seen many new state-of-the-art vessels added to the fleet, including destroyers, attack submarines, Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), and the first of a new class of ultramodern aircraft carriers, the Gerald R Ford CVN. With an apparent continuing focus on the goal of a 300 ship navy, MS&T looks at the impact of these new hulls on naval simulation and training.
Tactical Leadership Program (TLP)
MS&T provides a comprehensive look at the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP), which was initiated in 1978 to meet a perceived need for tactical leadership training above what could normally be provided at national Squadron or Wing level in Europe. TLP has its headquarters at Albacete AB in the Castillo La Mancha region of south-eastern Spain. The TLP Mission Statement is: To increase the effectiveness of NATO Tactical Air Forces through the development of leadership skills, mission planning, briefing, tactical flying and debriefing skills, and conceptual and doctrinal initiatives.
Contracted Training Services
MS&T explores the status and lessons-learned associated with the decades of military experience with delivering training through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). Often associated with flight training services, PPPs have a number of financial and performance advantages and some of these programs have delivered positive dividends and a win-win result. We look at the history and results, as well as the criticism.
Critical Thinking and Training
MS&T continues its investigation of the relationship between critical thinking and operational success. The US Coast Guard has been a leader in implementing critical thinking and a guest author from the USCG provides research results associated with experiments conducted with regard to ethical decision making, the correlation with critical thinking and the role of different information formats and media.
Mixed Reality (MR) Technologies and Applications
MS&T explores a relatively new term – Mixed Reality – which is the combination of Artificial Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) to create powerful training solutions. The feature will solicit input from the Navy’s Battlespace Exploitation of Mixed Reality Lab at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, which facilitates R&D on MR, as well as deliverable products and solutions.
A review of the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) event, taking place in London 12-15 September 2017.
MS&T previews I/ITSEC 2017, to be held in Orlando, Florida November 27-December 1, 2017
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