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West Point Cadets Train on Mobile Counter-IED Trainer

July 17, 2012

As part of their summer training program, West Point Cadets are going through the Mobile Counter-IED Trainer, which includes a video game to assist troops in recognizing and reacting to improvised explosive devices (IEDs). A recent Army article says the system, which ICT took part in developing, provides a unique way to learn about IEDs, a leading cause of death and injury for troops in Afghanistan. Cadet Matthew Ghidotti said the MCIT training was unlike any he had experienced before at West Point.

“We’ve never really gotten that much detail about IEDs before,” said Ghidotti in the story. “And the way the MCIT was interactive really allowed us to learn a lot and understand the different facets of bombs that are out there.”

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