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Inside Simulation-Based Training at the Office of Naval Research

The Fleet Integrated Synthetic Training/Testing Facility (FIST2FAC) at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) allows Sailors to interact with artificially intelligent synthetic forces in numerous settings and train for multiple missions simultaneously. FIST2FAC is an affordable, adaptive way to train and combines an easy setup, software, and gaming technology to help naval forces develop strategies for a variety of missions and operations. The system can replicate simple and complex situations involving aircraft carriers, helicopters, lethal and nonlethal weapons, and more.