Virtual Reality

CrisisCast has evolved a whole new approach to VR with its development of immersive psychological encounters with traumatised cultures, for Special Forces pre-deployment training.

A failure to understand local psycho-social dynamics has been our Achilles heel for far too long in US Special Operations. This new capability will enable a rapid understanding of local contexts to help our frontline military, diplomatic, and humanitarian personnel operating overseas

Lt Col Arnel P. David, US Army Strategist

Our simulations serve as a UI/UX for Force Elements, as well as other intergovernmental interventionist personnel, to assess, ingest and practice the utilisation of in-theatre, specific cultural training.

The virtual reality programs are story-driven, next-generation role-player simulators. Building on a decade of immersive scenario based security training, CrisisCast now inducts Force Elements into visually stunning, near-perfect recreations of authentic target locations – Mali, Balkans, Latin America, High North and NATO allies – bringing to life humanitarian encounters with ethnic populations.

“This is going beyond training the cognitive to introduce more emotionally-driven behavioural mechanics which are inherently complex to model and simulate. “

Lt Col Arnel P. David, US Army Strategist

There is jeopardy overhanging mission success at all times with the possibility at each decision point of derailing negotiations, inflaming already febrile situations and risk of personal and Unit physical harm.  At all points along the evolution of the scenario opportunities present for the practice of non-lethal tactics: These tactics are examined in the setting of negotiation and engagement with local population and partners to improve operational effectiveness – but will also address positive messaging and interaction with grey targets.

The scenarios selected will contain accurate and relevant choice points in cross-cultural communication with impactful consequences.

This learning through engagement experience is intended to redress a lack of provision in pre-deployment, theatre specific cultural training established via feedback from operations in sub-threshold Engage and Constrain conditions.

It will bridge the knowledge gap and give access to advanced qualitative, psychosocial-emotional profiles of complex TAs by military, diplomatic, and humanitarian personnel deploying into violent conflict zones significantly increasing the likelihood of mission success.

We are seeing more ‘sub-threshold’ activity than ever before – where there are acts of aggression which are not all out declarations of war. We need to invest in this area, and this is one project which is already offering solutions to increase our understanding of the human domain. Our focus is as much on soft power – exchanges, partnership, connections, and therefore preventing war, as it is on hard power

Lt Colonel David Allen, from the UK’s Land Warfare Centre

Working in partnership with the British Army we are proving a revolutionary training concept that validates a merger between technology and humanity which is already changing how military judgement and empathy are practiced.


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