In the last 10 years the military has adopted video games not only as a means of attracting young new blood, but as a way of training their recruits. Taking that process another step further, a big step further in fact, is the Nation Guard’s recent investment in Cubic Corporation’s COMBATREDI training system to the tune of $4.8 million. The system uses a hi-def helmet mounted OLED screen that provides a 60×45 degree view of the virtual combat range and is complemented by a 3D stereo headset. A system on the back tracks the trainees position, even going as far as to detect if they’re prone or if they need to replace the included gun’s magazine for a fresh set of virtual bullets.
Looks cool. Can I get one for my Natal?