Microsoft’s Tactical Vehicle project for the U.S. military is getting closer to the finished stage. In November, the company showcased the modified SUV model at the Dahlgren Innovation Day event and introduced its technology potential to attendees. The conference focused on areas such as the cloud, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive services to figure out how new technologies will transform the strategic landscape of the battlefield sand of the future.
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Microsoft is known to have several sensors and on-board computers for tactical vehicles, which you can simply interpret as a Microsoft Azure cloud data center running on wheels.
During the presentation, Microsoft also introduced enhanced (AR) and virtual display (VR) features to facilitate Microsoft’s presentation of advanced task plans. NSWCDD Information Commander Glenn Jones says:
During The Dahlgren Innovation Day, the Navy conducted briefings and presentations with Microsoft to enable NSWC scientists and engineers to see and understand the technology and tool innovation of engineering systems and to meet a variety of mission needs.
Laura Martin, Information Technology Hyperconverged Program Manager for the Hybrid Cloud Team at the Navy Ground Combat Center, also says:
Microsoft introduced us to everything from simple image recognition to complex scenes, where multi-mode input information can be derived from complex data sets. The technology demonstrated by NSWC’s Dahlgren department covers cloud solutions from the front end to the tactical edge.
The Naval Operations Center says it sees the cloud as a key driver of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, while providing smarter, smarter functional innovations for naval operations centers as they build applications in the future.
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Media said the U.S. military showed it a vision of using tactical augmented reality technology to achieve an integrated battlefield. Finally, Microsoft won a contract to develop a vision enhancement system, the military version of Hololens, and a $1 billion Pentagon JEDI project.
While some are unhappy with the militarized use of civilian technology, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that as a U.S. company, it remains committed to providing the best technical stafffor military combat personnel.