Google Cloud signed an agreement with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and the U.S. Air Force to help modernize initial flight training for Air Force pilots globally through the use of cloud technology. The 19th Air Force will host its immersive training devices (ITDs) on Google Cloud, helping to scale the project to thousands of users in multiple locations, whether inside the classroom, living quarters, or while traveling.
Providing a consistent interface
The Air Force will be able to build its own immersive training devices that can be deployed more efficiently and at scale. By adopting Google Cloud for this prototype, DIU will be able to provide a consistent interface for the Air Force’s learning management system, a single location for storing and managing pilot training data.
Mike Daniels, vice president, Global Public Sector, Google Cloud, said,
“Adopting Google Cloud provides a consistent and secure user experience for student pilots regardless of where they undergo their training. And with Google Workspace, we’ll also enable collaboration and remote learning with the best instructors who may be located in another state or at another Air Force Base.”
Google Cloud’s Apigee empowers DIU and the Air Force to build a massively extensible system that can adapt to evolving requirements by allowing additional features to be added to the training platform.
By standardizing the API layer, approved vendors in the JITS ecosystem can plug into the open architecture to provide services and data-based insights for a nearly limitless range of applications.