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The Eyes Have It

13/05/2022

Imagine the scene: it's midday, and, somewhere in eastern Europe, a special operations team patrols through thick woodland to find and fix enemy positions close to a disputed international border.

Silently signaling a tactical pause, the team leader flips down a helmet-mounted, see-through display to confirm position and bearing while maintaining eyes up situation awareness. Within seconds, the team leader has confirmed the route to target and signals the team to quickly continue with its mission.

Until now, such a capability has been reserved for armed forces operating at the tip of the spear with leading-edge Night Vision Devices (NVDs) featuring integrated Augmented Reality (AR) capability. Examples include the U.S. Army's Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular (ENVG-B) solution.

Today, L3Harris Technologies is developing a standalone AR device that will enable more troops to benefit from the same AR iconography without resorting to wearing NVDs during the day.

While still in development, this ground-breaking solution can eliminate the need for longer navigation checks with camouflage screen systems, maps and compasses - and promises a cost-effective solution for armed forces seeking AR iconography overlay capabilities during both day and low-light conditions.

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