Pentagon Looks into Virtual Reality to Prepare Troops for Nuclear War - July 10, 2019
By Jack Corrigan, Nextgov
The Defense Department is considering investing in virtual reality platforms to prepare troops to face nuclear threats.
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency on Tuesday began seeking information on virtual reality training systems that would allow troops to rehearse different scenarios involving “radiological threats.”
The agency, which focuses on countering weapons of mass destruction, could one day use the tech to train troops to intercept radiological weapons on the battlefield, respond to radioactive contamination and even prepare for full-fledged nuclear war, officials wrote in the solicitation.