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U.S. Army embraces augmented reality for next-gen testing

The U.S. military is embracing the use of augmented reality to help improve training for soldiers

| Augmented Reality News | Posted: Jan 27, 2014 1:17 am

The U.S. Army plans to utilize augmented reality technologies in its efforts to better prepare soldiers for training and missions. Companies with developed AR-related solutions that can be used by individual soldiers - or as a team - can respond to the Army Contracting Command's recent Sources Sought notice.

 

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As military budget spending has spiraled out of control, there is growing interest in augmented reality and virtual reality-related projects that will help reduce spending. Newer technologies open the door for more sophisticated, realistic training programs that help leading up to the battlefield.

 

The U.S. military has embraced AR research and development prior to it becoming a more commonly spoken about practice in the consumer market. The Department of Defense (DoD) is working with Innovega on the iOptik augmented reality contact lenses with customized head-up display (HUD).

NEWS SOURCES:Defensesystems.com

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