“Before MILES gear it was difficult to determine the effectiveness of soldiers and their weapons in simulated war games. MILES gear revolutionized battlefield training and this early video explained how the system worked. The Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System or MILES is used by the United States Armed Forces and other armed forces around the world for training purposes. It utilizes lasers and blank cartridges to simulate actual battle. Individual soldiers carry small laser receivers scattered over their bodies, which detect when the soldier has been shined by a firearm’s laser. Each laser transmitter is set to mimic the effective range of the weapon on which it is used. When a person is “”hit,”" a medic can use the digital readout to determine which first aid method to practice. Different versions of MILES systems are available both within the US and internationally. The capabilities of the individual systems can vary significantly but in general all modern systems carry information about the shooter, weapon and ammunition in the laser. When this information is received by the target, the target’s MILES system determines the result of the ‘hit’ using a random number roll and a table lookup. As a result a MILES emulating an M-16 rifle cannot destroy an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC), but could still kill a commander visible in the hatch of the vehicle. Vehicles are typically outfitted with a belt of laser sensors while dismounted troops often wear a vest or harness with sensors as well as a ‘halo’ of sensors on their helmets. Often these MILES systems are coupled with a real-time datalink allowing position and event data to be transmitted back to a central site for data collection and display.
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