A sniper simulator developed by Turkey’s Havelsan will be put into service at a commando training command center in central-western Turkey’s Isparta province.
The simulator's initial iteration has been upgraded with feedback and suggestions from the country's security forces. The simulator allows new sniper training personnel to practice aiming, distance determination, binocular adjustment and shooting techniques in a training environment with real equipment, without using real ammunition, state-run Anadolu Agency reported Sunday.
Shooting training can currently be done at distances of between 500 meters to 600 meters (1,640 feet to 1,968 feet). For sniper training, it is necessary to create a security area at much longer distances and in a wide area of 2 to 5 square kilometers (0.77 to 1.93 square miles). The sniper simulator eliminates this need and enables safe training with real weapons and equipment in the desired environmental factors and scenarios.
The person using the simulator can effectively receive basic training in a closed area at different times of the day, different altitudes and different weather conditions. The simulator has technical features such as realistic 3D images and the option for special binoculars.