Air Platforms

US Army integrating drones into militarised-HoloLens AR architecture

14 November 2019

On the US Army’s path to developing and fielding a militarised head-up display (HUD) with augmented reality (AR) capabilities, the service is incorporating two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into the mix to help soldiers navigate outside terrain and determine potential dangers lurking inside buildings.

On 6 November, Jane’s joined senior army and Pentagon leaders at Fort Pickett, Virginia, for an Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) technology demonstration. During the event, US Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General Joseph Martin, senior official performing the duties of Under Secretary of the Army James McPherson, and others tested out the latest IVAS iteration during the second soldier touchpoint.

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