Army goggles accept feeds from cameras to boost situational awareness and help soldiers see through walls

March 24, 2021
Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) goggles are for close-combat forces, including mounted and dismounted troops, particularly infantry.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army’s new goggles can help soldiers see right through the walls of combat vehicles, which means infantry troops will have unparalleled situational awareness. Popular Mechanics reports. Continue reading original article

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24 March 2021 -- Army experts are developing the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) goggles for close-combat forces, including for troops riding in vehicles and on foot.

Army leaders say they hope to field tens of thousands of the goggles, which also can help soldiers see in the dark, check around corners, and even project digital maps and other data onto the lenses for enhanced situational awareness.

Because these goggles access feeds from the omnidirectional cameras mounted on the outside of armored vehicles, a squad of six soldiers, nestled safely in the back of a Bradley or Stryker infantry vehicle, can "see" through the walls of the car to get a clear picture of the scene.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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