Augmented Reality at the Tactical and Operational Levels of War
Technical Report,01 Jan 0001,01 Jan 0001
Naval War College Newport United States
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Augmented reality technologies have reached a stage where commercially viable systems will soon enter the consumer market. These technologies merge virtual content with a user s real-world perceptual experiences. The following paper argues that AR systems will in fact serve as the next revolution in information technologies and as such it should be leveraged by the U.S. military to maintain its relative information superiority advantages. The use of AR systems at the tactical level and operational level would provide each branch of service marked improvements in a variety of tasks. Furthermore, the use of AR systems by operational leaders and their staffs would provide expanded abilities to understand complex operating environments and direct tactical forces.