AR training system to support Dutch Army observersNews
August 22, 2019
FREMONT, Calif. The Royal Netherlands Army Command has awarded Ravenswood Solutions a contract for a modular augmented reality tracking equipment for observers (MARTE-O) kit.
Ravenswood claims that the MARTE-O kit is a power-efficient, conformal, and wearable design that includes a binocular module, head-mounted display, sensor and graphics modules, and a tablet to operate the system. It was designed to be a solution to the challenge of training military forward observers in a safe, affordable, accessible, and sustainable fashion.
According to the company, MARTE-O can be used anywhere in the world and lowers training costs by simulating vehicles, aircraft and, munitions. Augmented reality (AR) eliminates the boundaries of ranges, aircraft and munitions availability, and weather.
With multiple iterations, observers can increase proficiency with each evolution. Warfighters could practice regularly, and troops who are not specialized Fires Observers or Controllers will be able to train for incidental fire support.