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    The US Army has spent $535 million on virtual reality training equipment to help prepare troops for combat in different environments around the world, but still is not using the equipment properly, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report revealed.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Army has taken some steps to improve the integration of virtual training devices into operational training, but gaps in this process still remain, the GAO stated.

    "GAO reviewed a sample of training strategies and found they did not describe how training tasks could be accomplished or evaluated when performed with a virtual training device," the report said on Tuesday.

    Army organizations had taken steps to create more detailed training strategies that further incorporated virtual training devices, but these efforts were inconsistent across organizations or were incomplete, the GAO observed.

    "[T]he Army risks missing opportunities to increase usage of the devices during training… GAO recommends that the Army update its policies for virtual training devices… and better integrate the devices in training strategies," the report noted.

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