Google Glass is fast becoming the “thing” to talk about even beyond geek circles. As the Google wearable finds itself being covered more and more by the mainstream media people are increasingly becoming aware of smart wearable technology. Now BAE-Systems is developing its own Google Glass type wearable but this one is for the military. The Q-Warrior is much like Glass but with military function in mind. The Q-Warrior would allow soldiers on the ground to see real time video from in the air drones. If that wasn’t enough it will have the ability to track friend and enemy positions and even show 3D maps of the battlefield.
Q-Warrior is going to be a huge advantage to any military force that implements the technology. Not only will this be a strategic advantage but it will be a great way to minimize casualties in any battle zone. BAE-Systems says the hardware is ready to go now it’s figuring out the software and logistics to deliver the data to the feet on the ground.
“It’s not 10 years out from now, it’s been available for a while,” Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center project lead Donald Lee told Mashable. “It’s just how do you do it?”
I’m very confident BAE-Systems will figure out the software implementation and delivery in due time. They say that soldiers are excited to get their hands on this tech and testing will likely begin in small groups such as special forces and elite squads within the military. This level of technology could not only save troops lives but could also save innocent lives as well. What do you think of BAE’s Q-Warrior glasses? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter and Facebook!
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