TIEfighter.jpgDefense Tech has discovered that the US Air Force is looking at game technology to provide space combat training for its stalwart pilots. According to an official Air Force call for proposals, the effort is intended to help develop "counter space tactics, techniques, and procedures..." with an emphasis on four key tasks: "detect, identify, track, and disrupt activities from space vehicles."

The game, to be developed for multiple players, will incorporate 3D models representing both space and ground units, and involve live command and control information. Is a war in space is imminent? If so, which country will be piloting the X-Wings and which the TIE fighters?