Marines recently tested augmented reality technology in a live-fire training exercise for the first time. Developed by the Office of Naval Research, the Augmented Immersive Team Trainer (AITT) system consists of a laptop, software and battery pack, and a helmet-mounted display. It supports live, virtual and cutting-edge training scenarios.
The system combines the physical domain with the virtual by superimposing objects into a real environment.
“This affordable lightweight system can be taken anywhere—turning any environment into a training ground—and could be used to prepare Marines for real-world situations and environments they will face,” Brig. Gen. Julian Alford, vice chief of naval research and commanding general of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, said in an ONR release.