A new video released by a U.S. military division shows some of the night vision technology that looks absolutely futuristic, portraying people and weapons as a cyber landscape and putting the previous night’s vision to shame.
The green-washed, granular outlook of the people around you has become, now replaced by flashing statistics of the interest of the replacement and the details of the surrounding area. The video was posted last week by the Lancer Brigade, which is based in Washington’s Joint Base Lewis and is known as the 2nd Striker Brigade Combat Team of the 2nd Infantry Division and quickly gained its mark through social media.
They claim that this is an upgrade of existing night vision binoculars and they call it enhanced night vision Goggle-binoculars (ENVG-B) seems happy. What you see in the video is a combination of cutting-night vision – higher resolution and contrast than the previous iteration – and real-time augmented reality that detects the edges and illuminates them. Thus, it makes it extremely difficult to miss important pieces on the battlefield.
ENVG-B removes traditional green phosphor tubes and replaces them with white phosphor tubes, which provide better contrast than in bad conditions. In addition, the new goggles feature an integrated thermal imager that enables the wearer to see through dust, smoke and other visual obstructions.
Powered by an inbuilt battery, the whole system weighs about 2.5 pounds (1.13 kilograms), so it’s not the lightest object strapped to your head, but it can last more than 7.5 hours on a full charge. The new technology will not be fully rolled out to the entire U.S. military, or just a select few, but it appears to be part of the U.S. Army Future Command, which aims to modernize the military. According to a video posted in July 2017, Edge-Detection has been used in thermal sites ever since, with ATNEVG III and Family of Weapon Sites Individual (FWS-I) demonstrating an expert thermal philosophy and communicating with each other and real-time.
Using this combination, the sight mounted on the top of the rifle can transmit the scene to the front of the soldiers’ headsets, so that they can engage in combat without exposing most of their bodies.