Raytheon offers free Cardboard viewer, app

A new Raytheon-built virtual reality app puts users on a New England hilltop, looking out onto the test range for the company’s new 360-degree Global Patriot Solutions radar. The app, available for both Android devices, and iOS devices, works with any Google Cardboard-compatible headset.

A custom Raytheon Google Cardboard viewer, from DodoCase. (Image courtesy Raytheon.)

A custom Raytheon Google Cardboard viewer, from DodoCase. (Image courtesy Raytheon.)

Raytheon itself is giving away free Google Cardboard viewers, previously used the technology to show the assembly of the first full-sized version of the array. The company is proposing the new radar as an upgrade to the system that has protected the United States and its allies for decades.

(Image courtesy Raytheon.)

(Image courtesy Raytheon.)

Request a free Google Cardboard viewer here.

The app itself is just a 360-degree view of the area, with a radar grid superimposed over it. Other than being able to look around, there is no interactivity in the app, nor anything particularly interesting to see.

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Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China.