BANC3 Inc., a technology product development firm supporting the US Department of Defense, has been awarded a multi-year Phase lll contract from the Army Contracting Command.
BANC3 is to develop a fire control system for the Mounted Machine Optic (MMO) that integrates with the high-explosive, dual-purpose (HEDP-AB) airburst ammunition programming unit (PU), utilizing Augmented Reality (AR)/Mixed Reality (MR) capabilities.
Under the contract, BANC3 will develop AR capabilities for integrated fire control systems utilizing and building upon capabilities and experience developed through successful completion of the SBIR Phase I and II contract work, “AR/MR for Live Fire Ranges,” for the U.S. Army Program Executive Office – Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) in Orlando, FL. This work included the development of a standalone optical see-through head-mounted display (HMD) that displays virtual targets and simulated environmental occlusions for soldier marksmanship training.
“We are excited to continue our long-standing relationship with the Army for providing mission-critical next generation fire control systems integrating Augmented Reality capabilities, and look forward to continuing our support to the warfighter,” said Babu Cherukuri, CEO of BANC3.
Cherukuri added: “The Phase III award is a flexible contracting mechanism which provides a sole source contracting vehicle to fund any follow-on work, facilitating technology transition and commercialization of products for the warfighter to improve on existing maintenance and training efforts. Further use cases include applications to streamline military logistics and inventory management, among others.”
BANC3’s AR/MR solutions are used in government, enterprise, and commercial markets for training, remote assistance/field support, maintenance, telehealth, among others.