From 250 ft. above, the brush and cacti of one patch of desert look like the brush and cacti on any other sector in the flatlands west of Marana, Arizona. But don a prototype helmet and visor worthy of comic book hero Tony Stark’s “Iron Man” mask, and the desert comes alive with 3-D visuals that simplify and indemnify the practice of low-level helicopter operations in austere environments. My dose of augmented reality came courtesy of a demonstration flight of an Airbus ...


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