Elbit uses artificial intelligence (AI) in infantry rifle to display graphics in electro-optical sight

Sept. 17, 2021
The system is easy to adapt and adjust; looks like PlayStation Fortnite video game; and shows range, wind, and available ammunition.

TEL AVIV – When soldiers look through the sights of their assault rifles with the Elbit System new artificial intelligence (AI) data platform, their view transforms to resemble a first-person shooter video game. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

17 Sept. 2021 -- Layers of data from the Assault Rifle Combat Application, or ARCAS, display alongside a soldier’s view of the environment — a mock urban landscape and dark tunnel in the case of the company’s recent rifle sight demonstration in a rural area in central Israel.

Shooters push buttons on a grip to toggle among layers of information about their surroundings, including motion detection, range, ammunition levels and more data that’s just a click away.

ARCAS incorporates a microprocessor in the weapon to display information in the rifle’s electro-optical sight and through an optional helmet-mounted eyepiece. The demo used ARCAS systems mounted on M-4 rifles, with testers shooting at stationary targets.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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