The U.S. Air Force recently sponsored a demonstration of how virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) can benefit Air Force training processes. In this demonstration, Air Force leadership experienced an immersive VR training scenario, donned a head-mounted display for AR application and used hand-held devices for an AR training scenario. The immersive VR scenario allowed users to walk inside a hangar with a piece of munition positioned for maintenance. The user could look around the hangar, interact with the munition, pull up the technical order in a full-view mode or even watch a video of someone successfully installing that specific item on the munition. Demonstrations like this are made possible through AFWERX, an Air Force program designed to combat today's challenges through innovation and collaboration among the nation's top subject matter experts.
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