One of the sectors that develops the most technology is he army and we know that in that area USA allocates millions of dollars to research and innovations that give its armed forces an advantage in the event of a dispute. Obviously, we rarely get the chance to see the latest advancements, but a few days ago we were able to see some impressive night vision goggles.
Via Twitter images were published in which you can see infants from marina testing the new night vision glasses of army which, due to its clarity and functionality, seems to have come directly from a videogame.
According to US media information, the squads will be tasked with evaluating the Army’s enhanced night vision goggles, or ENVG-B (Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binoculars) that soldiers have been using since 2019. So far there has been no official decision to replace the Marine Corps squad’s binocular night vision goggles with Army equipment, but they are being made tests to evaluate the two systems, said Kelly Flynn, a spokesman for the Marine Corps Systems Command.
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He also said that the Marine Corps of USA It currently has 195 pairs of ENVG-B and squads will be selected soon for a more comprehensive user assessment. “The Marine Corps is currently working to develop a timeline and assessment plan,” Flynn added.
Flynn further noted that the night vision system The Army works on a network to share data and provide a common operational picture. But those who currently use also have their advantages, for example “they provide greater depth perception, greater clarity and thermal imaging capacity for detect targets in extreme darkness or through the darkness of the battlefield, “he added.
In this regard, General AJ Pasagian, chief of the Marine Corps Systems Command, said that service leaders still believe in glasses because it is “technology ready today.” Additionally, the tests are part of an effort to equip the Marines with state-of-the-art, lighter lenses that will help them maintain the upper hand in a fight against a more sophisticated enemy, such as Chinese troops or russian.
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How do they work?
The new Marine ENVG-B combine a night vision binocular with a thermographic camera so they can detect targets in very low light, bad weather through smoke, and even off walls, which means better aiming. soldiers during the day and at night.
In the images that were published on social networks, you can see a group of soldiers outlined in bright and glowing details. The weapons, vehicles, walls, and terrain are outlined in a similar light. The fire of the machine guns and the mortar shells emit a vibrant blue-green light.
They also reported that the lenses have the ability to detect enemies in the dark regardless of weather conditions due to a high resolution display and integrated wireless personal area network for soldiers. Also, they see a compass by technology from augmented reality in the upper part of their field of vision so that they constantly orient themselves without removing the equipment.
The ENVG-B also have a larger field of view than traditional monocular glasses and are equipped with FWS-I optics that allow precise identification of targets at greater distances without the need for a To be. And it features an “outline view” setting that lights up the night, making it appear as bright as day.
The United States Army it already has about 5 thousand ENVG-B units. The service has said more will continue to be produced for additional combat units.