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Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Army Looks to Train with VR

Another example of VR training:

Magic Leap is Bidding on an Army Combat Contract
Microsoft has also expressed interest in providing augmented reality equipment for the battlefield

By Joshua Brustein in Bloomberg

Magic Leap Inc. is pushing to land a contract with the U.S. Army to build augmented-reality devices for soldiers to use on combat missions, according to government documents and interviews with people familiar with the process. The contract, which could eventually lead to the military purchasing over 100,000 headsets as part of a program whose total cost could exceed $500 million, is intended to “increase lethality by enhancing the ability to detect, decide and engage before the enemy,” according to an Army description of the program. A large government contract could alter the course of the highest-profile startup working on augmented reality, at a time when prospects to produce a consumer device remain uncertain.   ... "

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