How much does the defense industry pay attention to gaming? A lot, if this Raytheon invention is any indication.
The institutional defense contractor--did you know it invented the microwave?--has created a weapons-grade version of the to control unmanned aircraft from the cockpit pictured here, according to Gizmag. "We took the best-of-breed technologies from the gaming industry and coupled them with 35 years of Raytheon UAS command and control expertise and developed a state-of-the-art universal cockpit built around the operator," company executive Mark Bigham is quoted as saying.
We think of it as kind of a cross between an air-traffic control radar and Flight Simulator. But don't expect to find one of these at Best Buy anytime soon.