Marines Conduct First Live-fire Augmented Reality Training

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September 18, 2015 | Source: Mark Pomerleau, Defense Systems

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.