The Soldiers at Fort Lewis commended PEO STRI for their efforts in developing and fielding the training device.
"They hit the head of the nail with it," said Sgt. John McDowell, 25, who is assigned to the post's newest Stryker
brigade, 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.
Another Soldier, Spc. Michael Blanchette, 24, praised the authenticity of the device. "It's very realistic the physics,
the way it kind of pushes you back and forth."
In addition to its training advancements, the CDT/SV benefits the Army in another way. The system is designed with a
common set of hardware and software that can be leveraged among various vehicle types.
"This greatly reduces costs and increases value across the Army," Blake added. "Commonality is clearly the way forward,
and we are leading that charge within the simulation and training community."
Fifteen trainers will be fielded worldwide; nine of which will be fielded in the next five months.
"Initiative and innovation are what PEO STRI is all about. It has allowed us to be a leader for change in the past
and present; and now we are leaning forward to continue that trend into the future," Blake said in reference to the CDT/SV.