FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 24, 2011 -- AUSA Winter Symposium and Exposition -- MW Research and Development, Inc., pioneer in immersive training and camouflage innovation, introduces the breakthrough technology, 3D Hot Targets™.
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As a result of MW Research and Development's innovations in immersive training sites that began with P.I.R.A.T.E. -- Photo-Immersive Realistic Aids for Training Environments -- which utilize site-specific, high-resolution photographic images produced in life-size scale, 3D Hot Targets™ was created.
3D Hot Targets™ technology is based on geo-specific locations, as well as precise, culturally-specific detail, delivering a firearms training system that enables mission-critical customization driven by the needs of the operator. This patent-pending target technology deploys 3D digital photography, allowing multiple images to simulate complex human actions -- like hand or body movements -- yet requires neither specialized eyewear -- nor electricity.
These firearms target systems have heat signatures that can be adjusted to meet requirements, as well as existing range infrastructure.
These completely non-electric 3D firearms targets utilize elementary scientific reactions to produce an adjustable, long lasting heat/infrared signature.
"Glasses-Free 3D" is created by a polymer lens over the target's multiple images.
The 3D Hot Targets™ go beyond traditional shoot/don't shoot, as targets can now show a range of actions, including:
- Non-Threat Image to Potential Threat Image to Threat Image
- Surrender Target Image to Threat Image
- False Surrender Image to Threat Image -- and many other offense/defense scenarios that require quick decisions by today's warfighter
These innovations allow tactical trainers to envision and accomplish much more complex and complete immersive training scenarios, without needing any electricity. MW Research and Development is introducing new target technology and systems that tactical experts can use to teach what they have learned and save non-combatant lives.
For the Special Operations shooter on a firing range or the UAV pilot at a console thousands of miles away, training system technology can now be culturally-immersive and geo-specific.
The thermal aspects and 3D photo imagery, along with Geo-Spatial Intelligence -- or GEOINT -- have created focused "spear point" solutions for target training systems that culturally immerses the warfighter in the geo-specific theatre of operation.
"We use GEOINT in a variety of non-traditional ways to create new, tangible products," said K. Dominic Cincotti, president of MW Research and Development. "GEOINT has uses beyond its intelligence-only capacity, and we capture value from what previously had been discarded as only highly perishable intel. Essentially, we are recycling it."
Cincotti wrote about this development in the white paper published in December 2009, "A Comprehensive Solution To Better Realistic Immersive Training Environments For The Infantry Warfighter." He is an inventor with a proven track record of meeting expressed and unexpressed technology-needs solutions for the military, with emphasis on Special Operations.
Under Cincotti's leadership, MW R&D has developed ten current proprietary inventions or patent-pending products for CCD and Realistic Immersive Training.
As creator of Photographic Camouflage by way of his Photo-Real™ and Photo-Stealth™ inventions, Cincotti utilizes site-specific photographic imagery from the theater of operation -- for the first time -- as a basis for precision camouflage. Another facet of his innovations deal with using GEOINT -- re-purposed as a tool used to replicate environments -- for Realistic MOUT Training. These concepts have now been applied to 3D Hot Targets™.
MW Research and Development, the company which creates the intellectual property for MW Defense Systems, has developed applications for use by the military and Special Operations training sites and ranges, to answer the need for photo-realistic Camouflage Concealment or Deception methods, in addition to operator-tuned immersive training environments.
MW Research and Development's new patent-pending 3D Hot Targets™ technologies are introduced today at the Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare's Winter Symposium and Exposition in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
MW Research and Development, Inc., based in Wilmington, N.C., and MW Defense Systems, Inc., based at the Defense Industrial Park (DIP) in Lumberton, N.C. -- 28 miles from Fort Bragg -- are both privately held companies.
See us at Booth 2737 at AUSA's ILW Winter Symposium and Exposition in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
For more information, call: K. Dominic Cincotti, +1-530-341-2266 (CAMO), alternate number +1-910-671-0008
SOURCE MW Research and Development - MW Defense Systems