HoloLens Now Being Implemented in Military Gear

The Microsoft AR product is being added to the helmets for tank commanders.

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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.

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    June 20, 2017 9:26 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, HoloLens Now Being Implemented in Military Gear

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      June 20, 2017 10:04 AM

      I kinda figured that would happen. Makes tons of sense and hits that price point.

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        June 20, 2017 12:51 PM

        It's already being used in business applications. Schlumberger is using it for ocean oil rigs to have a virtual model of it. Makes it easier to actually design the blueprints.

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      February 24, 2019 6:36 PM

      and provide battlefield details hat might otherwise escape undetected in a non-augmented setup

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