Allows training for one officer, partners, clearing teams, active shooter drills and SWAT team missions.
VIRTSIM trainees are fully immersed “head to toe” in scenarios that test their ability to perform appropriate tactics while approaching an entry point, conducting visual clears, room entries, clearing hallways, stairs and conducting team clears.
Trainees have complete freedom to move tactically as they would during normal operations. They can kneel, go prone, crawl, jump and run throughout the full volume (up to 5,000 square feet - equivalent to a basketball court) unrestricted by wires or tethers.
During 2009, the FBI procured and currently uses VIRTSIM. It is located at the FBI Academy, Quantico, VA and is operated and controlled by the Practical Applications Unit. The VIRTSIM system is primarily used to augment tactical training provided to every New Agent that enters on duty with the FBI.