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Fighter pilots will don augmented reality helmets for training

Air Force pilots will use augmented reality helmets to train against advanced Chinese and Russian fighter jets
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By Pranshu Verma
August 4, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. EDT

Roughly one year from now, fighter pilots will begin flying with helmets outfitted with visors that can augment reality and place digital replicas of enemy fighter jets in their field of vision. For the first time, pilots will get to fly in the air and practice maneuvering against imitations of highly advanced aircraft made by countries like China and Russia.

It is also part of the U.S. military’s investment of billions into virtual reality, artificial intelligence and algorithms to modernize the way it fights wars.

The pilot training solution, created by military technology company Red6, will be rolled out to the Air Force first as part of its $70 million contract with the branch. Company and former military officials say the technology will be a safe, cheap and realistic way to ensure American pilots are prepared to battle the best fighter planes in the world.
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