The Lancer Brigade of the United States Army has shown a video with subjective perspectives of sight that presents a new team of night vision glasses, with augmented reality, higher resolution and thermographic images that allow you to recognize targets in low visibility environments.
The Lancer Brigade has shared the video on Twitter, where it appears performing maneuvers from the subjective gaze of its new Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular (ENVG-B) glasses, as an example of the “efforts” of the US Army to “Modernize” your fighting force, and with those it offers images confused with those of a video game.
According to the website of the United States Army Acquisition Support Center, these are glasses designed specifically for soldiers. They are developed by L3 Warrior Sensor Systems, and have the ability to “observe and maneuver in all kinds of weather conditions” with limited visibility and multiple lighting conditions. In addition, the glasses include augmented reality aspects to orient yourself without removing the glasses, says Popular Mechanics.
– Launch Brigade (@lancer_brigade) April 22, 2021
Defense and Security writer Kyle Mizokami has indicated that it is an exercise in which they use the glasses to “aim, confront and neutralize threats”, and that it took place on April 19 at the Lewis-McChord Joint Base, at western Washington state.
The glasses have a higher resolution stereoscopic display for “faster target recognition.” Thus, it separates the targets from the background and, thanks to a series of phosphor tubes, achieves a higher contrast than that obtained with the system using green phosphors, present in the rest of night vision goggles.
Depth perception and situational awareness are enhanced by a dual tube binocular system. Targets are better recognized thanks to a fused thermal imager, and the wireless connectivity helps reduce enemy exposure by eliminating the need to hold the weapon to the shoulder.
The device can recognize man-sized targets at a distance of 150 meters with an 80 percent probability and 300 meters with a 50 percent probability. Although it reaches 300 meters (80%) and 550 meters (50%) in objective values. It has autonomy for more than seven and a half hours of use and weighs less than 1.1 kilos.