Saab Launches AR-Based Training Platform for Military Smartphones

According to the company, Observers/Controllers will have a 360-degree overview of the battlefield. The system enables observers to introduce new threats to the exercise, such as minefields and artillery

Defense and security company Saab launches a new tool for military O/C (Observer/Controller) and exercise leaders. The new application, We:Are, is built on Augmented Reality for smartphones and tablets.

"With We:Are, Observers/Controllers will have a 360-degree overview of the battlefield. The system also offers real-time visualization of targets, engagements, and movements. During both night and day exercises, the O/C can easily locate the troops in the terrain. With just one click the view changes between the real training environment and an overview image of the exercise area. The training application is based on Google Maps, but it is compatible with any maps," the company said in press release.

"We:Are makes it possible for the observer to introduce new threats to the exercise, such as minefields and artillery. It also makes it easy for the observer to get an overview of the troops when it comes to how many that are wounded, killed or alive. What kind of injuries soldiers have and how many vehicles that are damaged can also be visualized. The O/C has full situational awareness in real time."

 

[Source: Saab Group]

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