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30 Military Training Innovations

From Modern Warfare Simulators to Precision-Monitoring Weapons

— June 30, 2015 — Unique
These military training innovations range from immersive aircraft interfaces to modern warfare simulators that prepare soldiers for combat. As modern weapons and military vehicles become more advanced, innovations like wearable cockpits, self-steering ammunition and extensively armored tanks are on the rise.

While engineers are working to create more complex versions of air, water and land vehicles, programmers are connecting military gear with better tech capabilities. From futuristic vehicle interfaces to connected weapons, tech advancements are making the need for human soldiers obsolete and suggest that the future of warfare will rely on machines rather than people.

The rise of intuitive drones, self-destructing vehicles and simulated combat apps changes the way many view modern warfare. In addition to connected weaponry, the use of augmented reality is making military training more realistic and immersive for those preparing for a real battlefield.
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Body-Tracking VR Vests
Body-Tracking VR Vests
The BluAtomVR System Allows Users to Turn Their Body into a Game Controller
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Military Support Infographics
Military Support Infographics
This Infographic Shows Support For Using Ground Troops Against ISIS
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Death-Simulating Games
Death-Simulating Games
DayZ by Dean Hall Leaves the Gamer Struggling with Morality
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Self-Steering Ammunition
Self-Steering Ammunition
The Development of the Smart Bullet Will Make It Impossible to Dodge One
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Futuristic Military Aircraft
Futuristic Military Aircraft
The AVX Aircraft Concept Has Revolutionary Tilting Blades
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Physical Impact Gamer Gear
Physical Impact Gamer Gear
The ‘ARAIG’ Suit Aims to Add Physical Impact to Video
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Personalized Luxury Tanks
Personalized Luxury Tanks
The Ripsaw Ev2 Tank Mixes Elegant Luxury with Military Power
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Military-Grade Vision Apps
Military-Grade Vision Apps
Konan Medical's Eyesight Test Helps to Qualify Civil & Naval Aviators
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Immersive Training Aircraft
Immersive Training Aircraft
The T-X Aircraft Will Help Prepare Next-Generation Pilots For War
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All-Electric Laser Weapons
All-Electric Laser Weapons
This Ground-To-Air Laser Weapon Will Be Used For Live Fire Testing
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Military Training Robots
Military Training Robots
These Robotic Humanoids Could Be Used For Military Training
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Single-Screen Military Cockpits
Single-Screen Military Cockpits
Bell Helicopter's Display Panel Grants Tons of Imagery and Data
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Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy
Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy
An Immersive Form of PTSD Therapy Gets Veterans to Relive Trauma
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Underwater Photography Phones
Underwater Photography Phones
The Kyocera Torque G02 Is Fully Seawater-Proof
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Free-Ranging Military Drones
Free-Ranging Military Drones
This Piaggio Aerospace Drone Has a Range Of 8,150 Kilometers
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Wearable Cockpits
Wearable Cockpits
BAE Systems' Wearable Cockpit Won't Require Hardware Upgrades
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Military Pizza Drones
Military Pizza Drones
This US Army Drone Delivers 3D-Printed Pizzas to Men and Women in the Field
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Consumer Fighter Jets
Consumer Fighter Jets
The Saker S-1 Will Be Available in 2019 and Won't Require Military Training
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Military-Inspired Exercise Apps
Military-Inspired Exercise Apps
The TRX FORCE is a Workout App That Will Push You Past Your Limit
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Telescopic Contact Lenses
Telescopic Contact Lenses
These Telescopic Contact Lenses Can Be Zoomed At the Blink of an Eye
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Hypersonic Military Jets
Hypersonic Military Jets
The Air Force X-51 WaveRider Can Travel Five Times the Speed of Sound
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Ten-Engine Electric Planes
Ten-Engine Electric Planes
NASA's GL-10 Plane Can Take Off Vertically Like a Helicopter
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Tailored Armored Vehicles
Tailored Armored Vehicles
Enigma Showcases Emerging Defense Technology for the Military
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Augmented-Reality War Simulators
Augmented-Reality War Simulators
The U.S. Army is Developing These Futuristic Warfare Simulators
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Virtual Reality Command Centres
Virtual Reality Command Centres
The Portable Command Centre is a Virtual Military Command Post
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Speedy Armored Vehicles
Speedy Armored Vehicles
Combat Vehicle 90 Makes Use of Formula One Racing Technology
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Futuristic Laser Weapons
Futuristic Laser Weapons
This Lockheed Martin Laser Weapon Took Out a Truck
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Augmented Reality Eyewear
Augmented Reality Eyewear
The ODG Smart Glasses Are Blowing Minds At CES 2015
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Rugged Concept Campers
Rugged Concept Campers
The Marq Land Rover Defender is Versatile and Efficient
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Remote Exploration Vehicles
Remote Exploration Vehicles
The Earthroamer XV-HD is Designed For Off-Grid Exploration
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