Army announces Soldier Virtual Trainer industry day

By Ethan Sterenfeld / November 2, 2021 at 12:28 PM

The Army will hold a virtual industry day Nov. 17 to discuss the prototype strategy for the Soldier Virtual Trainer, according to a Nov. 1 announcement from the service.

"The Government has revised its strategy for pursuing solutions on the SVT Prototype Project," the announcement stated.

Rather than a request for samples, the Army will release a request for information this month asking for white papers that outline capabilities for virtual training, according to the announcement. The Army will award at least one other transaction agreement in the third quarter of fiscal year 2022 for companies to develop SVT prototypes.

Controlled unclassified information will be discussed at the Nov. 17 industry day, and attendees must have the proper clearances, according to the announcement.

The request for white papers will be released Nov. 9, according to slides from a previous industry day. Responses will be due Nov. 30, and a preliminary down select and request for more detailed plans will come in January.

The SVT suite will include components for weapon skills development, use-of-force and joint fires training, according to the slides. It should be able to measure soldiers' biometric data, including pulse, blood pressure and eye movements.