AR / VR / MR

AR / VR / MR

Virtual, also known as synthetic training, provides flexibility. US Marines will soon be able to participate in joint simulated training exercises thanks to new...
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The US Army seeks new enabling technologies in augmented reality, mixed reality, and virtual reality for future Army simulation and mission rehearsal systems for...
Team of soldiers engaged in operation rescue, photo by Swarm Robotics

At the same time that the modern battlefield is being extensively digitized, the world's armies are investing heavily in the equipment of their soldiers...
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Microsoft and the Pentagon's project to develop a HoloLens-based mixed reality headset for the military has not gone smoothly as expected. A contract worth up...
Photo illus. metaverse and VR by PIXABAY

The metaverse is an immersive virtual reality version of the internet where people can interact with digital objects and digital representations of themselves and...
mixed reality illustration, Photo by Pixabay

Engineering has created devices with advanced capabilities over the past few decades. A capability that has recently been significantly enhanced is known as "spatial...
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Virtual Reality can help cope with the massive work overload at seaports. New technology assists US Custom and Border Protection (CBP) employees in visualizing...
VR simulation

Voice command features on virtual reality headsets could lead to major privacy leakages, known as “eavesdropping attacks.” Built-in motion sensors within common VR headsets...
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Controversy over the fate of an advanced headset project for the US Army, combining high-resolution night, thermal, and soldier-borne sensors. While a report by Business...

The US Air Force is funding a new augmented reality (AR) initiative for pilot training. Red 6, an AR technology firm that provides military...
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Rotorcraft aircrews face numerous demands, particularly when flying in close proximity to buildings, terrain, people and from the threat of adversary RADAR systems. Today,...

A game-changer situational awareness system for combat vehicles is being developed by Defensphere, an Estonian-Croatian company. The Vegvisir system is designed to provide armored...
Photo illus. metaverse and VR by PIXABAY

Through virtual reality headsets or augmented reality glasses, people will be able to live their whole lives in environments where the boundaries between the...
AR

Companies are using augmented reality technologies in their manufacturing processes. Lockheed Martin, for example, uses augmented reality goggles in assembling its space systems for...
pilot training

A next-generation virtual reality and mixed reality (VR and MR) headset is dubbed a game-changer in enhanced pilot training. The XTAL 3 VR and...

This year, the Oculus Virtual Reality app by Facebook (now: Meta) was the most downloaded application on Apple’s App Store on December 25, suggesting...

Metaverse, the next internet revolution, represents a shift in how we interact with technology. The technologies that make up the metaverse can include virtual...
chemical

Tools that see and sense harmful Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) substances are important for alerting military troops before anyone is hurt. The...

An augmented reality training platform unveiled recently enables exercising troops to see enemies and engage them with small arms fire. SRCE, developed by InVeris Training...

As physical pilot training gets more expensive, the combination of a physical, fully-functioning F-16 cockpit replica, with a wide field of view provided by...

Fire departments conducting “size up” training typically rely on whiteboard discussions, drives around neighborhoods and photo-based systems. New training technology will help firefighters train...
VR

Military training simulation fosters the combat skills of small units or single soldiers by simulating actual vehicles, soldiers, and combat environments. With a VR...