Company designs 'Google Glass' for battlefield

Q-Warrior is a full-color, 3D heads-up display intended to increase a soldier’s situational awareness in the field

By Military1 Staff

LONDON, England — London-based defense company BAE Systems have created a helmet-mounted display technology in the vein of Google’s “wearable computing” Glass eyewear.

As reported by Wired, Q-Warrior is a full-color, 3D heads-up display intended to increase a soldier’s situational awareness in the field.

The tech can enhance night vision, differentiate between hostile and friendly forces, track assets, and provide routing and waypoint information. 

Mashable reports that BAE has a few hurdles left to push through before the tech can be rolled out. Ensuring the headsets cannot be hacked and that the network handling the data is secure are issues the company is still grappling with. 

BAE is also concerned about distraction. The company is working on identifying which data is helpful to soldiers, while taking care to avoid information overload, according to Mashable.