The British Army’s 20th Armoured Brigade (The Iron Fist) has completed a rigorous training period to thoroughly prepare for the challenges it now faces in preparing the Afghan National Security Forces for transition in Helmand province.
By simulating the effects of bomb blasts in a laboratory, a team of specialists at Imperial College in London is working out the best means of protecting troops on operations and treating those injured by the Taliban’s weapon of choice.
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Army and civilian scientist team test ways to protect troops
A huge virtual reality training facility in Sennelager, Germany, which uses the latest 3D gaming technology, is helping British forces, from individuals to entire battle groups, prepare for operations in southern Afghanistan. Report by Sharon Kean.
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Gaming technology helping UK forces prepare for Afghanistan
A small unit in the Ugandan capital of Kampala is helping to spread the British Army’s expertise across East Africa.