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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2020 3:11 p.m. PST

….for war with China and Russia

"Despite being the most powerful air force in the world, the USAF doesn't always have the funds or aircraft to send pilots up to train against each other.

With potential near-peer conflicts with Russia and China always looming on the horizon, the USAF has come up with a new idea to train against such threats- giant simulation centers.

Enter the Virtual Test and Training Center, located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. With several simulators packed in the 60,000-square-foot facility, the center will not only be able to carry out virtual combat exercises, but potentially interact with pilots training in real-life Red Flag exercises…"
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USAFpilot15 Sep 2020 8:47 a.m. PST

It's all about saving money. Aircraft are expensive to operate (fuel, maintenance, etc). Integrated simulators are the wave of the future across military weapons platforms. Think the movie "Ender's Game", until the truth was revealed in the end.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2020 1:07 p.m. PST

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