Soldiers from an Army operational unit recently were among the first to test the service's new Squad Advanced Marksmanship Trainer. According to an Army release, troops from 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Drum, New York got a chance to test the new trainer March 20-21. They completed weapons familiarization exercises on the simulations for M4 carbine, M249 light machine gun and M9 Beretta pistol, then conducted squad movements, maneuvering through physical obstacles while reacting to an on-screen virtual simulation. Various training scenarios such as room-clearing enabled the soldiers to react to real-world scenarios. The Army will take soldier feedback on the squad trainer and continue to develop the system. Read more at Army.mil.
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