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DARPA Is Working on Giving Soldiers Supervision | Popular Mechanics
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DARPA Is Working on Giving Soldiers Supervision | Popular Mechanics

The Pentagon’s research and development arm is developing an augmented reality system that overlays critical information over a soldier’s field of vision. The Tactical Augmented Reality (TAR) package allows soldiers to see in the dark, view the location of geotagged enemies in 3D space, receive video feeds from surveillance platforms, and even see from behind obstacles.

Developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, Tactical Augmented Reality combines an 1-inch by 1-inch eyepiece with a tablet and weapon-mounted thermal night vision sight. The eyepiece, mounted on the wearer’s helmet, projects data over the wearer’s field of view not unlike the heads-up display available to fighter pilots.

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