Boeing partners with Red 6 to advance fighter pilot training with augmented reality
Boeing and augmented reality developer Red 6 are collaborating to develop aerial combat technology to be used for training fighter pilots in advanced tactical aircraft.
Boeing is the first company to team up with Red 6 on this kind of advanced training technology.
The joint agreement paves the way for the future integration of Red 6’s Advanced Tactical Augmented Reality System (ATARS) and Augmented Reality Command and Analytical Data Environment (ARCADE) into next-generation aircraft manufactured by Boeing.
The T-7 and F-15EX platforms could be among the first to receive ATARS and ARCADE.
Daniel Robinson (left) with Dan Gillian
Using the system, pilots will be able to see and interact with augmented reality aircraft, targets and threats on the ground or in the air while flying and training in their real aircraft, reducing the cost and need for multiple platforms and real-world training. exercises’.
“We continue to revolutionize the way we train and fight. Red 6’s augmented reality system with T-7 pathfinding and the F-15EX represents another transformative leap in capabilities. This agreement is the latest example of Boeing’s commitment to investing in technology and our drive to be at the forefront of innovation in the aerospace and defense sectors,” said Dan Gillian, vice -President and General Manager of US Government Services for Boeing Global Services.
According to Red 6, ATARS enables a multitude of tactical training scenarios delivered via augmented reality. These include air combat maneuvers, refueling, tactical training, and surface-to-air weapons engagements.
ARCADE increases the efficiency of mission planning, briefing and debriefing with real-time 3D visualizations to construct and reconstruct sorties.
“Preparedness and lethality are essential if our fighters are to prevail over their adversary peers. Boeing’s next-generation platforms will be the world’s first aircraft capable of entering our augmented reality training environment. Together, we will bring a paradigm shift in the quality, quantity and cost of training future pilots,” said Daniel Robinson, Founder and CEO of Red 6.