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How Virtual Reality Military Applications Work

The military uses virtual reality for most everything -- from learning to fly a jet fighter to putting out a fire onboard a ship. Learn about how virtual reality military applications help with training and safety enhancement, and serve as a tool to analyze military maneuvers and battlefield positions.


Can drones replace fighter jets?

Can drones replace fighter jets?

Will drones fly the deadly skies in the future? Find out if drones can replace fighter jets at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are robots replacing human soldiers?

Are robots replacing human soldiers?

Are robots replacing human soldiers? One U.S. Army leader says they could be a big part of U.S. forces in the future. Find out more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What do you think war will be like in 2050?

What do you think war will be like in 2050?

Warfare has changed drastically over the years. Here’s what we think the future of warfare has in store for us even as we hope that the question becomes purely academic. What’s your prediction about the future of war? Let us know in our comments sect ... See more »

Fact or Fiction: Exoskeletons

Fact or Fiction: Exoskeletons

Exoskeletons are devices born in science fiction, but they are under development for the military. Test your knowledge of exoskeletons with this quiz. See more »

Do wars drive technological advancement?

Do wars drive technological advancement?

Wars drive technological advancement because of the need of specialized tools on the battlefield. Find out how wars drive technological advancement. See more »

What's the military (smart) fuel cell?

What's the military (smart) fuel cell?

A military smart fuel cell is explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about a military smart fuel cell. See more »

Top 5 Sci-fi Weapons that Might Actually Happen

Top 5 Sci-fi Weapons that Might Actually Happen

5 sci-fi weapons that might actually happen are explained in this article. Learn about 5 sci-fi weapons that might actually happen. See more »

What is ultrasonic mind control?

What is ultrasonic mind control?

Ultrasonic mind control is explained in this article. Learn about ultrasonic mind control. See more »

What does the Army do at the Prototype Integration Facility?

What does the Army do at the Prototype Integration Facility?

Prototype Integration Facility helps build new tools for the U.S. military. Learn about the Prototype Integration Facility. See more »

How Laser Weapons Work

How Laser Weapons Work

Laser weapons have been depicted in science fiction for years, but they do exist in real life. Learn more about laser weapons. See more »