U.S. Air Force begins testing Google Glass for combat usage

Apparently the United States Air Force is looking to recruit a few “Glassholes.” An elite Air Force technology research team has been experimenting with Google Glass’s potential battlefield applications, and so far things are looking promising. The air force’s “BATMAN” research team at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio has been beta-testing the wearable technology as the air force – and other military branches – seek a way to replace cumbersome battlefield laptops, according to VentureBeat.

The U.S. Air Force’s “BATMAN” research team at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio is beta-testing Google Glass for possible use on the battlefield. And so far, it likes what it sees. The positive attributes “are its low power, its low footprint, it sits totally above the eyes, and doesn’t block images or hinder vision,” said 2nd Lt. Anthony Eastin, a behavioral scientist on the BATMAN team testing the glasses. The BATMAN evaluation group is part of the U.S. Air Force’s 711th Human Performance Wing and is one of the military’s most distinguished research and development groups. It comprises both military and civilian behavioral and technology scientists. The BATMAN acronym stands for Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided (K)nowledge.

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