New military glasses for the US Army – Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) will help soldiers receive important visual information without leaving armored personnel carriers and other military vehicles. The command plans to purchase tens of thousands of such glasses.
Visual information will be transmitted to IVAS from cameras installed outside the Bradley and Stryker combat vehicles. To assess the situation and select a target, the soldiers do not need to go outside. On the glasses, in particular, images of maps, regular and night video will be projected.
Soldiers used to have access to such information, but now, thanks to IVAS, access to it has become almost instantaneous, which is very important in combat conditions.
The goggles can also use the rifle-mounted night vision thermal imaging sight to obtain video information in the field of view of other soldiers. Also, a fighter will be able, aiming a rifle sight from a shelter, to observe the enemy through glasses without endangering himself, and even gain access to cameras installed on drones in the combat area.
The US Army Command is well aware of the potential of this technology and plans to purchase up to 40,000 IVAS glasses worth $ 1.1 billion.