Militaries around the world are demonstrating a keen interest in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to better protect their borders and improve their efficiency. At times the lines between consumer tech and military hardware blurs and this will continue to be the case as these technologies develop.
Many of us have seen the movies and video games that include futuristic military personnel of the future using advanced technology to aid in their fight against their enemy.
While at one time many of these appearances were reserved for the realm of science fiction, reality is beginning to catch up. Large portions of military budgets are set aside for technologists to pursue research and development.
These AR displays can be incorporated into a military person’s helmet or eye gear so that they can receive additional information and insight. The locations of colleagues, strategic objectives or any other vital information can be flagged up clearly to aid in communication and orientation.