Army evaluates electro-optical rifle sight with artificial intelligence (AI) for situational awareness

Nov. 1, 2021
ARCAS tracks rounds available in the heads-up display, separate friendlies from enemies, communicate with other soldiers through wi-fi or Bluetooth.

WASHINGTON – How would you like a powerful computer mounted on an M4 carbine rifle sight? That’s what U.S. Army soldiers are now testing. 1945 reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

1 Nov. 2021 -- This gem would give valuable intelligence and situational awareness about the soldier's target. The system features a video augmented reality feature connected to a heads-up display to change the way weapons are aimed.

The Assault Rifle Combat Application System (ARCAS) is from contractor Elbit Systems in Haifa, Israel. It replicates first-person shooter video games for situational awareness attached to rifles. Its artificial intelligence (AI) talks to the M4’s electro-optical sight.

ARCAS uses a video camera to give soldiers range to target and how to correct his or her shot. ARCAS has built-in maps, and enables soldiers to talk to their squad and platoon leaders through the rifle.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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