16 Aug '17, 4pm

#FutureTech: The #USArmy will be upgrading to wirelessly pair weapons to night vision goggles:

#FutureTech: The #USArmy will be upgrading to wirelessly pair weapons to night vision goggles:

FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- In the next 18 months or so, the Army expects to field two new systems to dismounted Soldiers that will allow for more rapid acquisition of targets, even those hidden by darkness, smoke or fog. First out of the gate will be the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle III, expected to be fielded sometime between April and June of 2018. Shortly after, the Army hopes to field the Family of Weapons Sights - Individual, between January and March of 2019. The FWS-I and ENVG III are unique in that the FWS-I, which would be mounted on a Soldier's weapon, wirelessly transmits its sight picture to the ENVG III, which a Soldier wears on his helmet. Additionally, the ENVG combines thermal imaging with more common night vision image intensification technology, which is recognizable by the green image it creates. Under starlight, targets may blend in with the background. But w...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/191631/army_aims_to_field_ne...

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