US Military Reportedly to Budget $11 Billion for VR, AR by 2022

Published by , December 4, 2017 1:29 pm

(I-HLS) Immersive technologies are expanding the way the U.S. DoD looks at training. The DoD spends an estimated $14 billion or more per year on “synthetic” digital training — training that uses digital environments to teach and prepare personnel for real-life jobs and experiences.
The Pentagon has been reportedly looking to budget as much as $11 billion for virtual-, augmented- and mixed-reality training systems by 2022, according to fedscoop.com. Virtual reality (VR), which immerses the user in a life-like virtual environment, and augmented reality (AR), which enhances real-world views with extrasensory features such as sound, touch and visual effects, are enabling the military to move beyond traditional training simulators while improving the quality of the training itself.

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