Simulation training at the centre (Source: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – The Vietnamese Defence Ministry on April 20 handed over a simulation training centre to Laos’ Ministry of Defence as a gift of the ministry’s Technical Application and Production Ltd. (TECAPRO).

The centre include emulating systems for training on handgun, AK, B41 and 12.7mm guns, aiming to develop reaction and skills of trainees before they go on live ammunition practice on training ground, thus enhancing efficiency and safety of training in drill-ground.

The software applied in the centre allows trainees to choose virtual training sections in 3D environment, imitating line of fire and sound effects. They can also decide suitable training level.

Addressing the event, Major General Kilakon Bounnaphon, head of the Lao Defence Ministry’s Department of Technology, lauded TECAPRO’s capacity in researching and applying advanced technology in training.

He stressed the significance of emulation training in enhancing skills of trainees and preventing accidents in training process, thus saving budget and help modernize Laos’ army.

He affirmed that the support of the firm is a good start for cooperation between TECAPRO and Lao Defence Ministry’s Department of Technology.

Major General Kilakon Bounnaphon noted that over the past years, the Ministry of Defence of Vietnam has effectively assisted Laos in building forces, developing infrastructure as well as human resources training, greatly contributing to the growth and modernization of Laos’ army.

He thanked TECAPRO and Vietnam’s Ministry of Defence for the great support, while pledging to manage and operate the centre in an efficient manner.-VNA