Red 6: The Future of Combat Pilot Training with Augmented Reality
For many years, training military pilots to fly, fight, and win has been done on the ground inside simulators — and, of course, in the air actually flying (think of the movie Top Gun). But such flying is very costly to taxpayers and, the truth is, training against a 20-year-old F-16, F-18, or privately-owned 3rd generation fighter (Red Air) just doesn’t replicate modern day threats (China’s J-20 or Russia’s Su-57). And using modern day F-35s or F-22s to train against is simply too costly.
What if pilots could bring the simulation into the sky? What if the aircraft that pilots train against, and fly with, are simulated? Until recently, such technology was not possible. But that’s now changing.