Augmented reality soon possible for MK-19 training


Sgt. 1st Class Taikeila Dale uses the Mk-19 simulator, with augmented reality head-mounted display, while visiting Army Research Laboratory-Orlando, in Orlando, Florida. (Photo Credit: C. Todd Lopez)

Setting up a range day for training on the MK-19 grenade launcher is no easy task.

Researchers at the Army Research Laboratory-Orlando have an idea about how to change that, however, through the use of augmented reality.

To train on the MK-19 with real grenades “range cadre have to be available,” said Dean Reed, a software developer and team lead at ARL. “And it requires a very long training range. You need that long distance.”

Not so at ARL Orlando. There, they demonstrated that one…



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