The goggles, known as mobile fire support trainers, are an advanced version of the augmented immersive team trainer program that saw testing by Marines in late 2016.
The device allows a Marine to 3-D map an area, whether a barracks parking lot, soccer field or beach, and place virtual tanks and other targets on the real background.
The Marine then calls for indirect fires on those targets. When there’s a hit the actual damage that he or she would see in real life unfolds. This helps Marines better understand how their decisions play out on a fire mission and helps give a more realistic battle damage assessment, a core part of fire mission intelligence.