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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Army’s all-in-one NVG will merge sighting, shooting, battlefield awareness | Army Times

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For most of modern military history, soldiers who needed to track battlefield movement or simply navigate to an objective while on foot would spend much of their time staring down at a paper map or GPS device screen, much like a distracted phone gazer bumping into people at the mall, but with deadlier consequences.

A new combination of advanced night vision goggle is merging day/night vision, thermal viewing, weapon sight and augmented reality into one view that allows a soldier to see the battlefield while maneuvering.

Think Google Glass, with a gun.

And the head of the Army’s new cross-functional team focused on soldier lethality sees the device as a way to exponentially improve the dismounted warfighter’s battlefield awareness.

Source: Army’s all-in-one NVG will merge sighting, shooting, battlefield awareness | Army Times

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