A Ukrainian tech company is adapting the Microsoft HoloLens for military use, implementing the AR system into a series of helmets for tank commanders.
LimpidArmor has developed the Circular Review System headgear with the HoloLens system designed to interact with cameras mounted on the front of tanks, according to a report in Futurism. This offers a 360-degree field of view, including optical thermal readings and can be used to identify friends and foes, designate targets and provide battlefield details hat might otherwise escape undetected in a non-augmented setup.
The helmet is still in development, with LimpidArmor hoping to add more features, including armament control and input from battlefield drones.
The system has already received interest after a showing at the Arms and Security Show in Kiev, Ukraine The Ukrainian military is currently testing the helmets, while the Israeli military has also purchased two systems to test.