Google Glass-esque headgear could soon become the newest piece of standard-issue equipment for U.S. soldiers, and give them the ability to digitally track friendly and enemy locations, display 3D maps of battlefields, and watch live video from drones — all in real-time.

United Kingdom-based BAE systems built the Q-Warrior high-tech headset to live-stream more data to soldiers than ever before, and provides a tremendous battlefield advantage by showing soldiers multi-dimensional, full-color displays of battle zones outside their fields of vision.

“It’s not 10 years out from now, it’s been available for a while,” Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center project lead Donald Lee told Mashable. “It’s just how do you do it?”


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