RED 6 has just completed the first AR training mission with an airplane

RED 6 has just completed the first AR training mission with an airplane

The company wants to create a “military metaverse” that will unite fighters around the world.

Over the years, we have seen how AR technology has been used for a variety of purposes, from entertainment to education. However, the synthetic air combat training from RED 6 is arguably the coolest use case to date.

The company’s ATARS (Airborne Tactical Augmented Reality System) Augmented Reality system uses AR technology to simulate air battles between several aircraft, projecting virtual targets onto the pilot’s real environment, offering more realistic combat scenarios with a significant reduction in the total cost of training. Earlier this week, the company announced the completion of the first successful training flight with several aircraft, which was an important step forward in the field of AR-based military training.

In the center of the system is a fighter pilot’s helmet, custom-made and equipped with a combined augmented Reality network RED 6 (Combined Augmented Reality Battlespace Operation Network, CARBON). In the test flight, two Red 6 pilots, codenamed Red 1 and Red 2, respectively, flew Berkut 540 aircraft over Ventura County. During the training flight, each pilot could see the virtual tanker KC-46 Pegasus “flying” through the sky. When Pilot 1 was “refueling” with an AR tanker, Pilot 2 observed the interaction in real time.

According to RED 6, the goal of the project is to create a “military metaverse” that will unite fighters from all over the world, allowing them to train together in real time.

“We are very pleased that our thesis has been confirmed, and this achievement is an important step forward towards creating an open military metaverse in which all military personnel, in all fields, will be able to train together,” said Daniel Robinson, founder and CEO of Red 6 in an official release. “Red 6 continues to expand beyond what was previously thought possible. Synthetic training environments will grow exponentially in the future, and Red 6 plans to be a huge part of that growth and success.”

“There has never been a time when several pilots could simultaneously communicate in AR in this way,” added Brandon Harris, F-22 and Red 6 test pilot. “Today was a historic milestone not only for Red 6, but for the entire AR industry. One day, this training will lead to the creation of the most elite military fighters in the world.”

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