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Red 6, a California-based defense technology company, is in the final stages of developing its video game-like training simulator for Air Force fighter pilots, according
WASHINGTON — In the future, when U.S. Air Force fighter pilots face off in aerial combat training missions, they could be dogfighting the video game version
A California-based company wants to prepare more Air Force fighter pilots to dogfight Chinese and Russian opponents by using artificial intelligence and augmented reality as antagonists while
CNBC’s Morgan Brennan reports on how defense tech startup Red 6 is revolutionizing combat training.
FOR A LONG TIME now the U.S. Air Force has been facing a big problem when it comes to training new pilots for combat. The
Top Gun inspired Daniel Robinson takes us from his dream of flight to the cockpit of the F-22. And from that cockpit to what he
Glenn Snyder, one of the founders and Chief Product Officer of Red 6 comes onto the podcast today. Glenn comes from a programming background leading
With allied air forces facing a shortfall in aggressor training even as potential adversaries introduce new-generation combat aircraft, a U.S. team has demonstrated how augmented
This Former RAF Pilot And U.S. General Are Joining Forces To Bring Augmented Reality Training To The Air Force
“Until a few weeks ago, I was in the Air Force training fighter pilots,” says General Mike Holmes, USAF (ret.), former Commander, Air Combat Command
Lockheed Martin has invested an undisclosed amount of funding into start-up Red 6, a developer of augmented reality flight training and dogfighting software for use in a purpose-built helmet-mounted headset during flight. The Santa Monica, California-based company plans to use the funds to speed up development and commercialisation of its Airborne Tactical Augmented Reality System (ATARS), it said on 17 June.
Retired fighter pilot Dan Robinson and his team at Red 6 are working to revolutionize the way military pilots train for air combat, and possibly much more,
The air refueling probe moves alarmingly close to our heads as we inch carefully into position beneath the tail of a Boeing KC-46A flying over California’s coastal range. Off the tanker’s right wing, a Lockheed Martin F-22 fighter jostles to stay in formation, making for an impressive sight. Maneuvering in flight this close to any object is an unusual experience, but what makes this particularly special is that, despite the apparent realism, neither of the aircraft I …
A startup led by retired fighter pilot Dan Robinson is developing augmented reality technology to revolutionize the way U.S. Air Force pilots train for combat.
Augmented reality, or AR, differs significantly from virtual reality in that, instead of immersing the user in a technologically imagined world, augmented reality users are viewing their real-world physical environment while objects are superimposed against it. Think “Pokémon GO” on anabolic steroids.
“A Santa Monica, CA based start- up, Red 6, has announced a $1.5M development grant from AFWERX (the US Air Force tech incubator) to use augmented reality to solve what co-founder and CEO Dan Robinson calls “the military’s multi-billion dollar pain point.” The USAF alone is over 2,000 pilots short and is spending billions of dollars per year to providing adversary air-to-air training through the same expensive, dangerous and costly mock dogfights used for training in WWI.”
Lockheed Martin Ventures — the defense company’s technology startup investment arm — has backed two companies through separate avenues announced this week. In a release Tuesday, quantum computing company IonQ said it grew its total fundraising amount to $84 million through a new Series B round that represents its second significant round of investments since the 2015 founding with $2 million in seed money.