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Hebei gets its first virtual reality military education base

A visitor experiences the virtual reality based military equipment in the virtual reality military education base in Qinghuangdao, Hebei province.[Photo/hebnews.cn]

Hebei’s first military education base using 3D virtual reality technology recently opened to the public in Qinghuangdao of the North China province.

Visitors can see and try out the virtual reality based devices in the education base covering an area of more than 40,000 square meters.

China’s advanced weaponry as well as the industrial equipment model will be displayed in the base, including the nuclear submarines and the unmanned spacecraft Tiangong-1.

The VR military education base will be beneficial to promoting the region’s army-civilian integration industry, said Li Sheng, vice director of administration committee of the Qinghuangdao Economic and Technological Development Zone.

“We have to emphasize education to promote the army-civilian integration industry,” said Li Qianfang, director of the center for strategic studies of military and civilian integration with the Ministry of Commerce.

“Showing weapons and equipment using the virtual reality technology can help us raise our national defense consciousness and improve our sense of national pride,” said Li Qianfang.

The VR education base will showcase the big achievements made in our country’s national defense and science and technology industry.

Visitors can receive in-depth experience of national defense equipment for nine consecutive hours in the experience pavilion.

An experience area for visitors to learn how to drive a shipboard aircraft [Photo/hebnews.cn]

 An experience area for visitors to learn how to use a bomber [Photo.hebnews.cn]

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