REDMOND, Wash., July 7 (UPI) -- U.S. company Lockheed Martin has selected Microvision Inc. to develop an eyewear technology in support of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program.
Lockheed Martin is working under a contract supporting the DARPA Urban Leader Tactical Response, Awareness and Visualization program. The ULTRA-Vis program is a Defense Department initiative to increase a soldier's command and control capabilities through next-generation situational awareness technologies.
As part of the DARPA deal, Lockheed Martin has awarded Microvision a $1 million subcontract for the company to develop a "daylight-readable, see-through, low-profile, ergonomic eyewear display," a news release said.
"Microvision is very pleased to work with Lockheed Martin to advance the development of see-through eyewear displays in support of the DARPA ULTRA-Vis program," Ian Brown, Microvision vice president of sales and marketing, said in a statement.
"By designing Microvision's ultra-miniature PicoP Display Engine and our thin, clear Substrate Guided Relay Optics into a wearable display, we have the potential to bring battery operable, low-profile, see-through, full-color eyewear displays to users."