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Video Training for Small Arms

Post by Keith Holman » Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:16 pm

Tech success: Video training cuts gun mishaps

By Doug Beizer

A terrorists’ attack ripped a hole in the side of the guided missile destroyer USS Cole and signaled a need for stouter security at ports.

An increase in the number of armed sentries improved security but left Navy officials with another problem: accidental gun mishaps.

To address the dangerous situation, officials turned to computer-based training, which could be used on land or at sea, said Tony Walker, president of e-learning consultancy Alpha Solutions Corp., Virginia Beach, Va.

“While sailors have handled small arms, that has not been one of their primary duties or responsibilities,” Walker said. “That changed after the Cole incident and the 9/11 attacks.”

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