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The Texas Army National Guard recently awarded Laser Shot a $1.5 million dollar contract to install two non-ballistic virtual shoot houses, one at Camp Bowie and one at Camp Swift’s mobilization training facilities. The Texas Army National Guard found that based on current combat conditions and possible future combat environments, they needed a better training tool to help exercise MOUT Military Operations in Urban Terrain or commonly known as Close Quarters Battle (CQB).
Laser Shot will provide a training environment that emulates what soldiers currently could face in today’s theaters of war or conflicts. These laser-based shoot houses are equipped with multiple walls of projected virtual targetry consisting of characters, furniture, and enemy threats that provide real-life engagement opportunities through Laser Shot’s exclusive CQB training courseware, Laser Shot Virtual Shoot House® (LVS). This LVS courseware immerses soldiers in geo-typical environments with realistic, dynamic life-size 3D human avatars that mimic the life-like movements and reactions of real human combatants or civilians that have the ability to respond with different threat levels. This is to include shooting different assault rifles, pistol, use of explosives, and even the capacity to surrender or become a suicide bomber.
To engage the virtual targetry in these laser-based shoot houses, the Texas Army National Guard will use Laser Shot’s newest laser-based and tetherless M-4 Carbine recoil weapon. These M-4 weapons will have a barrel reservoir capable of storing up to 600 shots without the need to interrupt training time to refill with CO2. With more simulated shots and less time refilling, these soldiers’ can optimize their individual training experience.
The Camp Swift and Camp Bowie virtual shoot houses will be outfitted with additional marksmanship and tactical courseware including Course of Fire™, VBS2®, and Running Man®. Completion of both projects is expected in the Spring of 2013.
ABOUT LASER SHOT: Headquartered in Houston, Texas with offices in Orlando, Florida and Granthum, UK. Laser Shot designs, fabricates, and manufactures laser-based and live-fire firearms training solutions for militaries, law enforcement agencies, and other first responders worldwide. Laser Shot’s exclusive ability to provide in-house fabrication and manufacturing of training systems, weapons, and facilities enables comprehensive custom training solutions to be created to support each customer’s unique training needs. For more about Laser Shot products and services, visit www.lasershot.com.