Army's night vision goggles have sensors that outline targets, and enable warfighters to share video feeds

May 11, 2021
ENVGs enabler users to see through rain, fog, sleet, or dust, and can outline silhouettes would help troops pick out targets behind a barrier or tree.

FORT LEWIS, Wash. – The U.S. Army Lancer Brigade tweeted footage of the new Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binoculars, showing troops walking in a field, and firing mortars and machine guns. Popular Science reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

11 May 2021 -- Sensors in the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular (ENVG) enable users to see through rain, fog, sleet, or dust, and also have a thermal setting that makes it effective during the day.

The U.S. military does not have the monopoly on night vision that it once had, and now America’s adversaries have easy access to some of the same technology. That means the Army produce better, more useful devices that can see better at night, share video feeds with other operators, and relay data from the battlefield.

The ENVG's ability to outline silhouettes can help warfighters pick out targets peeking out from behind a barrier or tree. A soldier’s goggles can display video feeds from the ENVG-B and the Family of Weapon Sights (FWS-I) at once to enable soldiers can see in two directions at the same time if they pointed their FWS-1 behind them or to the side.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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