Marines to be battle ready with VirTra simulator

The Marine Corps awarded VirTra Systems Inc. a contract for its small-arms training simulator that should pave the way for continued procurement of the devices, company officials said.

The lease arrangement, worth more than $500,000, includes accessories such as VirTra Systems' training conversion systems for light and heavy weaponry, and customized, close-quarter battle scenarios specific to the Marine Corps.

Perry Dalby, VirTra Systems' chief executive officer, said the Marines chose VirTra Systems IVR 4G-300 simulator for this work. It will be used at an undisclosed facility, he said, to offer basic small-arms training and 'fourth-generation urban warfare experience.'

Fourth-generation warfare refers to a military contest between conventional and unconventional forces, specifically, combat between an army fielded by a recognized government and one outside of the control of the nations in the region where fighting is taking place.

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Federal Computer Week.

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