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ITEC: A look at world-leading military simulation training products

Weapons systems and virtual reality warfare were showcased at ExCeL London.

Some of the latest developments in synthetic training have been showcased at ExCeL London.

ITEC saw some of the world's biggest manufacturers of military simulation training come together to share some of the latest developments in so-called synthetic training.

Military equipment on show ranged from weapons systems to augmented and virtual reality warfare.

Reporter Simon Newton tried on a VR headset and gloves that allow to feel virtual objects.
Reporter Simon Newton tried on a VR headset and gloves that allow the user to feel virtual objects.

Virtual reality played a central role in this year's ITEC event.

Forces News was shown a system that allows the wearer to feel the texture, stiffness and resistance of any virtual object. 

The technology, which is already with the Dutch military to help troops learn practical tasks, is being looked at by motor manufacturer Volkswagen as a way of training assembly line workers.

Other technology on show included a glove fitted with 133 sensors that can give the wearer a realistic feeling of touch and texture, mixed-reality VR headsets and more.