ARA receives ARC4 software contract
Applied Research Associates (ARA) received a sole-source contract in January to integrate its advanced Augmented Reality, Command, Control, Communicate, Coordinate (ARC4) software into the US army’s current and future vision systems and vision device displays.
Ground combat operations depend on gaining and maintaining situational awareness of terrain, friendly troops, control measures, weapon systems and enemy forces. Existing tools require soldiers to access data on smartphones and tablets in a heads-down posture, which distracts from close-combat tasks, potentially compromising safety.
ARC4 provides support to the user by enabling them to acquire time-critical geo-spatial information with their head up and eyes out on the environment, viewing geo-registered icons overlaid on the soldier’s real-world view. ARC4 allows teams to perform tasks with high awareness of their surroundings, in close coordination with each other, with enhanced safety and speed.
The ARC4 software integrates with a variety of hardware vision systems and runs on a variety of computing platforms, including Windows, Linux, and Android. ARC4 integrates with existing C2 utilities, including TAK and Nett Warrior.
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