The Sukhoi Company’s holding company, which includes leading Russian design offices and production facilities for series aircraft, uses mixed reality headsets to support employees in the production of Russian 5th generation fighter jets.
Videos and presentations posted on Twitter showed that Russian engineers and workers began assembling modern Russian fighter jets with mixed reality headsets.
According to a tweet from SwankyStas, the JSC Sukhoi Company, part of United Aircraft Corporation, provided a use case detailing how their engineers use the mixed reality headsets to assemble the Su-57 fighter jets.
In addition, the short video posted showed that the company’s engineers were wearing special devices that resemble Microsoft HoloLens.
The Sukhoi company used HoloLens headsets for a number of processes during the production and development of the Su-57. This is evident from a leaked internal presentation slide obtained from the Twitter user. In such an application, HoloLens headsets provide guidance as a holographic overlay of fuselage and landing gear components.
According to the Microsoft website, HoloLens is the most convenient mixed reality device available with industry-leading solutions that deliver a complete experience – all enhanced by the reliability, security and scalability of Microsoft’s cloud and AI services.
The Su-57 is a fifth generation Russian multipurpose fighter designed to destroy all types of air, ground and naval targets. The Su-57 fighter jet has stealth technology with a wide use of composite materials, is capable of developing supersonic speed, and is equipped with the most advanced radio-electronic on-board equipment, including a powerful on-board computer (called the electronic second pilot) that Radar system spread over his body and some other innovations, especially the armament in the hull.