Posted by Steve Fey, TCC Director of Sales and Marketing In an article published on the National Defense Magazine website, Tadjdeh, Y. (2016, December 01). Industry Bullish on Military Virtual Reality Market. Retrieved May 08, 2017, from http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2016/12/1/industry-bulli..., Dennis Wikoff provided commentary on the increase in spending on virtual reality systems. Wikoff stated the virtual reality market for defense and government is still in its infancy. “You’re going to see an order of magnitude increase in the numbers of companies doing VR next year,” he said. The article noted that industry members were optimistic that the military will increase spending on virtual reality systems and that these systems can improve training at a fraction of the cost of live training. Vertex Solutions – a TCC Company (VS) is developing a prototype system for Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) to provide AC-130U Gunship pilots with cockpit familiarity. VS will provide AFSOC with five devices which consist of a 3D model of the entire AC-130 flight deck, with an underlying simulation of all control panel responses, viewed via an Oculus Rift head-mounted display. The system allows pilots to interact bare-handed with all cockpit controls in order to perform preflight and post-flight checklists. To read the full article please visit the National Defense Magazine website at http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2016/12/1/industry-bulli.... To learn more about Vertex Solutions – a TCC Company, please visit our website at http://www.vertexsolutions.com/government.