Orlando’s ECS upgrades U.S. Army’s tactical simulator program


An Orlando company will show off its recently upgraded combat casualty simulator next week.

The demonstration will take place during a conference that organizers have made virtual thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

The TC3Sim built by Engineering & Computer Simulations had already included haptic feedback.

The upgrades to the U.S. Army’s combat medic trainer include the ability to share data among multiple platforms, among others.

The trainer “demonstrates how warfighters can effectively collaborate to further enhance their training experience and learning opportunities,” said Waymon Armstrong, ECS CEO and president, in a statement.

The device also integrates extended reality along with haptics technology, providing more realistic training for soldiers, Armstrong continued.

The upgrades could “potentially lead to saving lives on and off the battlefield.”

Armstrong’s firm has been one of the leaders in Orlando’s robust defense industry.

The simulation arms of most of the military branches have their headquarters in Central Florida.

Demonstrations like the virtual one grew in importance this year after the huge I/ITSEC defense conference canceled.