Did you ever watch the Terminator movies and marvel at the prospect of having augmented reality vision?—the type that scans what you see in real-time and labels it with relevant data, locks on targets, and digitally zooms in to see far, far away? Well, so did the Pentagon; and this is exactly what it wants for its soldiers.

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iris-scanWhat seems to a be a futuristic gadget only seen in sci-fi movies is now coming to a street near you. No, we’re not talking about the Minority Report computer, this time it’s the iris scanner. Built into a small mobile device and combined with a digital finger print scanner, this identification device makes storing people into a database as easy as it gets.

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image-15-for-troops-in-afghanistan-gallery-863245094The surveillance systems that are commonly used to secure US military operating bases in Iraq are not being to their full potential  in Afghanistan. The U.S. Army’s Central command formerly declared that there is an urgent need for more sophisticated surveillance systems especially in remote areas of Afghanistan to protect the U.S. troops.

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