SIMNET at Fort Rucker, Alabama, is an interesting experience. It recognizes that not all Army units have the same equipment, so the simulators are able to be reconfigured to accommodate differences. Aviators call it a generic simulation, as opposed to an aircraft specific simulator.
Humans still have to load the computer systems with equipment and scenarios that will challenge the units. This particular unit, the 1st Squadron 158th Cavalry chose a terrain map of the Korean Peninsula. They defined the unit boundaries and their mission and began to engage the enemy.
After each session of simulated battle, an extensive debriefing is held.
The command elements must still use conventional means to track the progress of the battle.
The missions, although simulated, still manage to produce adrenaline and provide valuable lessons for the participants.
Graphics may not be the greatest quality, but they are adequate.
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