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Red 6, a technology firm at the forefront of Augmented Reality (AR) and synthetic air combat training, has successfully flown the first multi-aircraft training flight against multiple Augmented Reality assets.
Two Red 6 test pilots took off in Berkut 540’s from California’s Santa Monica Airport. Upon entering Red 6’s Combined Augmented Reality Battlespace Operation Network (CARBON), over Ventura County, each pilot could see and interact with the same AR generated KC-46 Pegasus Tanker from their respective aircraft. Red 1 conducted a training mission on the AR refueling Tanker while Red 2 was able to observe Red 1 and the AR Tanker in real time.
“Connecting multiple live aircraft into one common Augmented Reality environment, outdoors, up in the sky, is a significant technical milestone,” said Daniel Robinson, Founder and CEO of Red 6. “We are thrilled that our thesis has been validated and this achievement is a major step forward towards the creation of an outdoor Military Metaverse in which all warfighters, across all domains can train together.”
The flights expand upon Red 6’s world-first live dogfight against an AI-driven virtual aircraft two years ago. The flight showcased the groundbreaking display and control systems needed to bring AR into the real world, while simultaneously integrating tactical AI into the Red 6 system.