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This will change the face of warfare - Russian military testing 1st-ever VR helmet for drone pilots

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This would change the face of war don't you think. But we know its the logical next step towards drone on drone warfare!

Russian drone pilots may soon get a revolutionary virtual reality helmet to pilot unmanned aircraft and get an HD view of terrain and enemy targets. The new feature allows for better situation awareness while flying combat missions, developers say.

The new combat helmet, codenamed ‘Svarog,’ is the first-ever virtual-reality helmet to be designed for the Russian military. It allows operators to fly drones by merely turning their heads and looking at the target, Izvestia newspaper reported on Thursday. 

“Currently, the helmet is undergoing domestic tests and is expected to be delivered to the Defense Ministry in the beginning of 2017,” Alexey Pechkin, a researcher at Russia’s Mari State University, which is involved in the development, told the newspaper.

The research and development is focused on “experimenting with the characteristics of the observation lens, but, even at this point, the [helmet’s heads-up] screen has twice the resolution of its foreign competitors,’” he said.


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