The future of sophisticated fighter pilot training is entering the virtual realm, with Boeing (NYSE:BA) and augmented reality firm Red 6 announcing a collaboration to create cutting-edge aerial dogfighting technologies and advanced tactical aircraft training. Boeing is the first corporation to collaborate with Red 6 on advanced training technologies.
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The deal paves the way for Red 6’s Advanced Tactical Augmented Reality System (ATARS) and Augmented Reality Command and Analytic Data Environment (ARCADE) to be integrated into Boeing’s next-generation aircraft. ATARS and ARCADE might be installed on the T-7 and F-15EX platforms initially.
Pilots will be able to observe and interact with augmented reality aircraft, targets, and threats on the ground or in the air while flying and training in their own aircraft, minimizing the expense and requirement for numerous platforms and’real world training exercises.’
The VP and GM of Boeing Global Services’ US Government Services, Dan Gillian stated that they’re still changing the way they practice and battle. Red 6’s Augmented Reality technology, in conjunction with the pathfinding T-7 and the F-15EX, marks yet another paradigm shift in capabilities. This deal exemplifies Boeing’s commitment to investing in technology and their desire to lead innovation in the aerospace and military industries.
ATARS, according to Red 6, provides a variety of tactical training situations supplied via augmented reality. Air combat maneuvers, refueling, tactical formation, and surface-to-air weapon engagements are examples of these. ARCADE improves mission planning, briefing, and debriefing efficiency by using real-time 3D representations to build and re-build sorties.
Red 6’s Founder and CEO, Daniel Robinson stated that if their warfighters are to triumph against peer enemies, readiness and lethality are crucial. Boeing’s next-generation platforms will be the world’s first aircraft capable of accessing their augmented reality training environment. They will offer a paradigm leap in the quality, quantity, and affordability of educating future pilots if they work together.