Moth+Flame, the award-winning developer of immersive training technology, announced today it will provide the United States Air Force with its READY VR technology to assist in the training program for the more than 800 students preparing to be MQ-9 pilots and sensor operators at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.
“This program provides a tremendous added value for the Air Force as it looks for new and innovative ways to add to their training regime. READY VR creates a one-on-one simulator training experience that otherwise wouldn’t be available due to time and space constraints,” said Kevin Cornish, CEO, and Founder of Moth+Flame. “Flexibility is key and the VR technology we are providing the Air Force can be used by the students anywhere, even in their own homes. We are excited about the value that this technology can bring to Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command (AETC) and thankful for all those that worked with us to bring it to this vital national defense program.”
The Air Force has purchased 43 VR units to kick off the training program. Moth+Flame’s team of experts will be on-site for the first week to assist instructors at the base. The initial phase of this program was launched with innovation funding from the Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command.
The VR training program puts the student pilots and sensor operators inside a virtual MQ-9 ground base station where they can learn and practice essential procedures that are taught during the student’s time at the Holloman MQ-9 schoolhouse. The MQ-9 VR program will scale to several new use cases throughout 2021.
This is just the latest program Moth+Flame has worked on in partnership with the Air Force. Most recently, the company introduced a suicide prevention training curriculum as part of a pilot program at Travis Air Force Base, sponsored by Air Mobility Command.