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HoloLens 2 Hits the Ground as the U.S. Army’s Own AR “combat multiplier”

Microsoft won a decisive $480 million defense contract with the U.S. Army late last year to bring the company's AR hardware platform to the...

Saab to Further Develop VR Rocket Launcher Simulator

Saab, a global defense and security company (and former parent company of the car manufacturer of the same name), says that it will further...
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HapTech is Aiming its Electromagnetic Haptics at Military VR Training

HapTech aiming its impressive electromagnetic recoil system toward military VR training. The company recently demonstrated how their haptic tech can scale all the way...

Microsoft Wins $480M Defense Contract to Provide U.S. Army with AR Headsets

Microsoft has won a $480 million contract with the U.S. Army which is poised to outfit soldiers with 100,000 Microsoft-built AR headsets. While the contract...
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GunnAR Live Fire Test Shows How AR Can Revolutionize Decades-old Combat Procedures

The GunnAR system uses augmented reality helmets to visually relay targeting and firing commands to gunners aboard Navy vessels, replacing decades-old methods of giving...

Secretary of Defense Peers into the Future at Navy VR Research Lab

The Secretary of Defense—second only to the President in control of the US military—recently stopped by the Navy's BEMR lab to see the latest...

50 Years in VR: Tom Furness’ Journey from Making More Lethal Pilots to Non-profit...

Tom Furness has been pioneering virtual and augmented reality for the past 50 years, longer than almost anyone else in the world. He has...

Exploring the Hidden Military VR of the Vis-Sim Industry

In this, the latest in the semi-regular feature, Kevin Williams explores the wider aspect of the re-emergence of virtual reality development. In this article, he...
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The Gulf Between High End Military VR and Consumer VR is Rapidly Shrinking

In this video, the US Army demonstrates their proprietary Dismounted Soldier Training System (DSTS), a wearable VR system used to teach troops tactics and...
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HapTech is Bringing Realistic Weapon Recoil to a VR Controller for $60

HapTech, formerly Striker VR, are specialising in haptic and recoil simulation for use in gaming peripherals. Ben Lang got to try out the company's new...

Latest in Professional VR Shown at I/ITSEC 2014 Conference

Deep inside the inlands of Florida, a technology conference was held that brought together a collection of virtual reality headsets and simulations that focused...

News Bits: DARPA Uses the Oculus Rift to Visualise Cyber Terrorism

So here's a story that brings the use of virtual reality that bit closer to the Hollywood fantasies of l33t computer hackers. DARPA (Defence...

Striker VR Brings Ultra-Realistic Recoil To Virtual Weaponry

Bridging the gaps that still remain in virtual reality once the visual and audio elements are at least 'good enough', VR enthusiasts will surely...

News Bits: UK Army Uses Oculus Rift to Help Train Medics

The Oculus Rift is seemingly finding it's way into numerous fields of application beyond gaming. We reported recently that Marketing in particular seem to...

First Google Glass, Now the Sensics zSight 810 HMD takes a Shower

A few months back, Google Glass took its very first shower. Now, Sensics CEO Yuval Boger takes the zSight 810 ruggedized HMD for a...
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