The Era of Insurgents taking the Nigerian military by surprise in the theatres of operation will soon be history as the Nigerian Army begins sophisticated training using the latest warfare software for troops and commanders on how to respond, swiftly react and neutralize enemies in such situation
The acting Director-General, Land Forces Simulation Center Nigeria, Brigadier General DI Salihu said the software will build operational capacity for the Nigeria Army through simulation exercises.
He made the statement at a training workshop on Military Simulation Exercises in Abuja.
The acting Director-General, Land Forces Simulation Center Nigeria stated that the centre was building the operational capacity of troops through the application of softwares like MASA, SOWRD and VBS4 which are deployed in a simulation training exercise
He noted that the training on attack scenarios and enemy surprise elements will help Nigerian Army commanders at tactical level take key operational decisions.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru who was Special Guest of Honour and represented by the Chief of Army Transformation and Innovation, Major General Bamidele Shafa, said that the simulation center was initiated because of the urgent need to deploy simulation technologies for capacity building.
He said that the Land Forces Simulation Center was in a strategic partnership with other simulation organizations like MASA group of France and Bohemia interactive simulations USA for technical support.
Shafa, while pledging the Nigerian Army headquarters’ continuous support for the center, said that the headquarters has released needed resources to complete the center’s permanent site.
He later inspected facilities at the centre
The development of simulation software by Land Forces Simulation Center Nigeria has the potential to build the capacity of Nigerian troops for more effective responses to the surprises in the theatre of operation while providing them with the tactical capacity to protect VIPS in areas that insurgents have tended to attack high government officials